Saturday, March 11, 2006
Novena to St. Patrick - Day Three

Please join me in this novena until his feast day of March 17th.

O, St. Patrick, Bishop and missionary, pray for us!

While a young slave in Ireland, St. Patrick learned to pray deeply as he tended his master’s sheep. Prior to this, he had not been a religious person, even though his grandfather was a priest and his father a deacon. The lesson for us is that, although we can communicate with God at any time and anywhere, we all need to set aside quiet time for prayer in solitude. This is essential to deepening our relationship with God.


Oh God, how I yearn to sit quietly with You, like a child at Your feet, listening and learning in the deepest recesses of my heart. As You did with St. Patrick, draw me into solitude with You. Reveal Yourself to me and teach me Your ways. In this manner, You will strengthen me to serve You in this world.

Source: Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

1 comment(s):

del_button March 11, 2006 at 11:55 PM
seeking_something said...

Thank you for the invite. Lord knows my spirit is willing but my flesh is weak. At this moment my flesh is begging to go to bed; there is much work tomorrow and Monday. So, I will have to pass on it at this time.

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