April 24, 2018
“When Barnabas saw the grace of God on the Christians of Antioch, he rejoiced and encouraged them to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart.” (Acts 11)
Barnabas was known as a “good man filled with the Spirit.” It was his task to encourage the early Christians to maintain a firm and faithful heart.
Lord God, help us to be like your friend, Barnabas, a loving support and caretaker, helping to hold the community together.
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.