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A Prayer and a Novena to Blessed Junípero Serra

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Feast Day Prayer: 

God most high, your servant Junipero Serra brought the gospel of Christ to the peoples of Mexico and California and firmly established the Church among them.

By his intercession, and through the example of his apostolic zeal, inspire us to be faithful witnesses of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen. 

Courtesy of here.

 

 

 

Quote for the Week

It isn’t that I object to it. I just feel it’s the wrong adjective as applied to the films I do. Because horror to me is, say, a film like The Godfather. Or anything to do with war, which is real and can happen, and unfortunately, no doubt, will happen again some time. But the films that dear Christopher Lee and I do are really fantasy. And I think fantasy is a better adjective to use. I don’t object to the term horror, it’s just the wrong adjective!

Peter Cushing Interview 1973 (1973); courtesy Wikiquote

Schumann for the Weekend

Quote for the Week

I understand the most profound and simplest Truth of all: Any time any of us reaches out, any time we pour even a drop of love, compassion, simple human decency (no matter how small; how seemingly insignificant) into the sea of earthly existence — we are, each and every one of us — the being called Mercy.

–J. M. DeMatteis, Mercy (1993); courtesy Wikiquote

Glinka for the Weekend

Quote for the Week

To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.

–Pope Benedict XVI, in Milestones: Memoirs, 1927-1977 (1998), p. 6.; courtesy of Wikiquote

Wagner for Good Friday

Quote for the Week

As when, O lady mine,
With chiselled touch
The stone unhewn and cold
Becomes a living mould,
The more the marble wastes,
The more the statue grows.

–Michelangelo, Sonnet addressed to Vittoria Colonna; tr. Mrs. Henry Roscoe (Maria Fletcher Roscoe), Vittoria Colonna: Her Life and Poems (1868), p. 169.; courtesy of Wikiquote

Tchaikovsky for the Weekend

Quote for the Week

Art is something absolute, something positive, which gives power just as food gives power.
While creative science is a mental food, art is the satisfaction of the soul.

–Hans Hofmann, courtesy of Wikiquote.