"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, October 17, 2013

Prayers to Santo Nino for the victims and survivors of the Philippine quake.

O miraculous Santo Nino prostrate before your sacred Image,
we beseech you to cast a merciful look on our troubled hearts. Let Your tender love, so inclined to pity, be softened at our prayers, and grant us that grace for which we ardently implore you. Take from us all unbearable affliction and despair. For your sacred infancy's sake hear our prayers and send us consolation and aid that we may praise you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

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From the Philippines:

Bishop Medroso says “the damage is enormous” and spoke of his sorrow at seeing many national heritage churches reduced to piles of rubble by the quake, alongside the damage caused to homes and the deaths of scores of people. Asked about the mood of the people in the quake-stricken areas, the bishop said many of the local population are still in a state of shock with thousands of people too frightened to return inside their homes. Many, he said, are eating and camping outside in the squares and open spaces as after-shocks continue to shake the area. - Vatican Radio


On devotion to the Infant Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. My prayers for all who lost family/friends, homes. May their faith be made stronger in this trying time.

    Santo Nino, to you I entrust the lives lost in Laos:
    Let's also pray for the people who lost their lives in Laos after a deadly plane crash in which entire families are said to have perished.



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