Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Following in His Footprints

"Almighty, eternal, just and merciful God,
grant us in our misery and grace to do for You alone
what You want us to do,
and always to desire what pleases You.
Thus, inwardly cleansed,
interiorly enlightened,
and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit,
may we be able to follow in the footprints of Your beloved son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
And, by Your grace alone, may we make our way to You,
Most High,
Who live and rule
in perfect Trinity and simple Unity,
and are glorified,
God all-powerful,
forever and ever.

- St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226 AD)