Today the Church honors Saint Peter Claver. He was a Spanish Jesuit priest and missionary who due to his life and work, became the patron saint of slaves, the Republic of Colombia, and of African Americans. In this time of racial and political unrest in this nation, let us ask St. Peter Claver for guidance and strength. St. Peter Claver, pray for us.
Today the church celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Let us take a few moments to honor Our Blessed Lady today on her birthday. Let us also pray that she remains with us and this troubled world. Mary, mediatrix of all graces, pray for us.
Friends, today we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. In today’s gospel, Jesus reminds us that “wherever two or three are gathered together in my name, there I shall be.” Let us take a moment to reflect and to meditate upon these words. Have a blessed Sunday!