Monday, January 27 (Catholic Schools Week) (Memorial of St. Angela Merici)
bless our journey with hearts like yours.
Free us from demonizing others,
and fill us with your own merciful and healing love.
May our hearts grow in deeper compassion and care for our brothers and sisters
who suffer in our city and around the world.
In the name of our brother, Jesus Christ,
who showed us the way to you.
(Adapted from Andy Alexander, SJ, Daily reflection for January 27, 2020, Creighton Online Ministries)
Tuesday, January 28 (Catholic Schools Week) (Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas)
Creator of all things,
true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being,
graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding.
Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory,
and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally.
Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations
and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm.
Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion.
I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Adapted from St. Thomas Aquinas)
Wednesday, January 29 (Catholic Schools Week)
Nada te turbe,
nada te espante,
todo se pasa,
Dios no se muda.
La paciencia todo lo alcanza
quien a Dios tiene
nada le falta:
sólo Dios basta.
(St. Theresa of Avila)
Thursday, January 30 (Catholic Schools Week)
who desires that all be saved and to come to the knowledge of your truth:
send, we beg you, laborers into your harvest,
and grant them grace to speak your word with all boldness;
so that your word may spread and be glorified,
and all nations may know you, the only God,
and Him whom you have sent,
Jesus Christ your Son, Our Lord,
who lives and reigns world without end.
(Adapted from usccb.org)
Friday, January 31 (Catholic Schools Week) (Memorial of St. John Bosco)
your gifts are abundant, and your care is deep.
You are the giver of every ability, possession, and of life itself.
Help us to receive your gifts gratefully,
to care for them wisely,
and to share them generously.
Allow our giving back of service, skills, and support
to build up your kingdom
and to be an encounter with your Spirit of truth and love.
(Adapted from St. Thomas More Newman Center, University of Arizona)