Saturday, January 19, 2013

Travel Day: Rome-Frankfurt-Ottawa - Prayer for Christian Unity

Today was a travel day, so the blogging is light.  Early next week, I hope to have a report on some of the activities in Rome from Wednesday through last night: the Holy Father`s Wednesday audience, Thursday Mass at the Congregation for Oriental Churches followed by a visit to the Pontifical Oriental College then Friday morning Mass at the Confession of St. Peter in the Vatican Basilica celebrated by Cardinal Sandri and, last evening a festive supper at St. Josephat College with representatives of the seminaries of the Eastern churches--all the work of CNEWA, along with humanitarian assistance to Christians suffering in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt.

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O God, who have united many nations in confessing your name, grant us, we pray, the grace to will and to do what you command, that the people called to your Kingdom may be one in the faith of their hearts and the homage of their deeds. 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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