GOD'S PLAN IS
THAT WE BE CONFORMED
TO HIS RISEN SON
The eternal Father, by a free and hidden plan of His own wisdom and goodness, created the whole world.
His plan was to raise men to a participation of the divine life. Fallen in Adam, God the Father did not leave men to themselves, but ceaselessly offered helps to salvation, in view of Christ, the Redeemer "who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature".
All the elect, before time began, the Father "foreknew and pre- destined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that he should be the firstborn among many brethren" (Vatican II, Lumen Gentium, paragraph 9).
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Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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THANKSGIVING TO GOD
FOR ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA
Today, as the result of the organizing skills of Mike Budge, pilgrims from Ottawa and Kingston archdioceses and the dioceses of Alexandria-Cornwall, Mont-Laurier and Pembroke will be travelling to Kahnawake to visit the shrine in honour of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, then on to the Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Joseph Oratory on Mount Royal.
My bus leaves at 6:30am from the Church of Notre-Dame de Lourdes on Montreal Road, others will have left much earlier. Full account in days to come.