Optional Memorial of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Blessed Virgin Mary
Lord, your Gospel is spread not through the sword, but by the example of all those faithful to your word. You are the Lamb of God, a sacrifice unto humanity so that we might know violence no longer. In the face of oppression and malice, O Lord, let us accept our fates with humility and acceptance, for all pain shall soon come to pass. Amen.
Psalms 10:1-2, 3-4, 7-8, 14