October 18, 2018
Today is the Feast of St. Luke the evangelist. Beside the gospel of Luke, he also wrote the Acts of the Apostles. Luke’s Gospel emphasizes the women of strong faith who were disciples of Jesus and his writings show that God’s kingdom of love is for all people, especially the poor, the lowly, and the outcast.
You chose Luke the evangelist
To reveal by preaching and writing the mystery of your love for the poor.
Unite in one heart and spirit all who glory in your name
And let all nations come to see your salvation.
Grant this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever
Marianist 3 O'Clock Prayer
You were lifted up on the wood of the cross to draw all people to yourself; you shed your life's blood so that sin may be forgiven and we might have life to the full.
By embracing this holy mystery of our salvation, may we become your beloved disciples, accepting from your outstretched arms your gift of Mary as our Mother.
May we learn from her, to treasure and ponder your Cross and Resurrection so that one day, with you as our Lord and God, with John our patron and model, and with Mary, our joy and our hope, we may all be gathered together around the Tree of Eternal Life.
And may the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.