Optional Memorial of St. Louis; St. Joseph Calasanz, Priest
Blessed Virgin Mary
Lord, may our faith never be one so caught up in ceremony that we lose sight of our true purpose, to glorify you and all of your creation. May we never be as Pharisees once were, but rather have charity and faith from our heart’s own passion, not out of vanity as it was under the old law. Keep our hearts pure, O Lord, so that we might properly give you praise each moment of our lives. Amen.
Psalm 85:9AB, 10, 11-12, 13-14