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Thursday, third week of Lent

March 7, 2013

JMJ

Blessed Sts. Perpetua & Felicity’s Day!

You can find their story here.

Today we pass the halfway point between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
How are you doing on the journey?

Entrance Antiphon:
The souls of the saints are rejoicing in Heaven,
the Saints who followed the footsteps of Christ,
and since for love of Him they shed their blood,
they now exult with Christ for ever.

Collect:
O God, at the urging of whose love
the Martyrs Saints Perpetua and Felicity
defied their persecutors and overcame the torment of death,
grant, we ask, by their prayers, that we may ever grow in Your love.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Readings:
Romans 8:31-39 (we conquer overwhelmingly through Him who loves us)
Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8 “Our help is in the Name of the Lord”
+Matthew 10:34-39 (whoever loses his life for My sake will find it)

We have every reason
to be confident

when we have placed our confidence
in God.

His love’s unconquerable.

The very gates of hell
cannot contain us
when we have given up our lives
for Him.

He comes for us.
He claims us as His own.
He takes us Home.

Do you trust God to conquer even the worst that could happen to you
or are you trying to save your life (your comforts, your desires, “your way”) on your own?

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