"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

St. James the Greater ...

The Moor-Slayer.
O glorious Apostle, Saint James, who by because of your fervent and generous heart was chosen by Jesus to be witness of His glory on Mount Tabor, and of His agony in Gethsemane; you, whose very name is a symbol of warfare and victory:
obtain for us strength and consolation in the unending warfare of this life,
that, having constantly and generously followed Jesus, we may be victors in the strife and deserve to receive the victor's crown in heaven.    Amen.

Prayers for Spain after yesterday's tragedy.  Story here.

UPDATE:  It appears most of the victims were pilgrims for today's feast of Santiago:

De todo corazón mi pésame a Galicia por el terrible accidente del tren procedente de Madrid con destino Ferrol, cuatro kilómetros antes de la estación  de Santiago de Compostela.

Precisamente en la víspera de la festividad del apóstol Santiago, Patrón de España.

Mis oraciones por todas las víctimas, heridos y fallecidos, así como mi apoyo y dolor a sus familiares.

Santiago Apóstol, Patrón de España, ruega por ellos
y ruega por España - Source

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