THOUGHT FOR TODAY BY
ST. ANTHONY ZACCARIA
If through perfect humility you will be able to know objec tively yourself, only then will you be.
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Zaccarian Apostolate of Prayer 2014
January 2014: “Let us look, among others, at St. Francis whose feast day we are celebrating, “so that we may not loathe imitating that which we delight in celebrating.” In him, in fact, as if in a mirror, there shine the most splendid example of Christian patience, profound humility, and, above all, the most ardent charity.” (October Allocution)
- For Pope Francis, that with his with his friendly and thoughtful nearness to the poorest, the suffering, and those alienated from the Church, he may be an evermore shining example of Christ for the entire world, let us pray to the Lord.
February 2014: "In the meantime, my beloved, please make every effort to gladden my spirit so that on my arrival I may find that you [have attained] … a steady and holy fervor, nourished by life-giving water and enriched by new vigor." - Letter 5
- For the Barnabites present in the new Foundations of Mérida (Mexico) and Bangalore (India), that they spread with renewed fervor the newness of the Zaccarian charism and the liveliness of the Pauline spirit in those people so rich in faith, traditions, and piety, let us pray to the Lord.
March 2014: Therefore, as far as we are concerned, let us strive not to fall into these very shortcomings, for Jesus Crucified will take care of the matter either by Himself or through our Father’s intercession. And so, we should not make too much fuss about what is going on because everything is possible with God—an undeniable truth that we almost touch with our own hands. Letter 4
- For the Barnabites that are now being sent as far as the Isle of Flores (Indonesia) and in Mwanza (Tanzania), that their witness of religious life may increase the faith in those regions, promote especially in the youth the search for God and become a source of heavenly blessings for the entire Congregation of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul, let us pray to the Lord.
APRIL 2014: Dear holy ones in Christ Why do you entertain any doubt? Haven’t you experienced in this undertaking that you never lacked the necessary means to help those in need? Nothing is more certain and reliable than experience. Letter 6
- For the two Brazilian Provinces that are celebrating the Fifth National Youth Conference of the Zaccarian Youth, that from this they may gain deep motivation to promote spiritual renewal in all of Latin America, let us pray to the Lord.