THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS
Paul to the Romans
First of all, I give thanks to
my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because your faith is heralded
throughout the world.
YEAR OF SAINT PAUL June 28, 2008 to June 29,
"The Apostle St. Paul, who proclaimed the truth of Christ to the
whole world and did so after being Christ's persecutor, spent himself in using
every means to proclaim the Good News to the nations, committing himself with
zeal to the unity and concord of all Christians, has always been and continues
to be venerated by the faithful, especially in this particular year, the
bimillennium of his birth." --- The Vatican
On this Solemnity of Ss.
Peter and Paul, June 29, 2008, under the direction of Our Holy Father, Pope
Benedict XVI, the church begins the celebration of the year of St. Paul, to
commemorate the 2000 year anniversary of his birth. It was this great apostle
who proclaimed with great zeal the faith and truth of Jesus Christ throughout
Through his preaching and spreading the Word of God he is
venerated and recognized by the faithful as the apostle of the gentiles and the
apostle of the nations.
As true followers of Christ at this critical time
in history, we need to have great courage to be like St. Paul and speak out
spreading the Word of God.
Our Lady, Mary, Mother of God, has wept out of
love for us as we have not given attention to what is needed for the salvation
of the world. Our Lady has beseeched and begged us to continually pray and that
we not be afraid to face the challenge in this current time in history to bring
about conversion through our faith and love.
It is through sincere prayer
from our hearts and love, that we can fulfill the intentions of our Lady under
all her titles to bring about spiritual renewal so vital to all our
Our Lady, under her title as Our Lady of America, placed
particular emphasis on the teaching and enlightenment of our youth because it is
through them that the future of mankind can be brought to the truth of
In this Pauline year, we seek the graces and intercession
of the blessed St. Paul by praying "unceasingly" 365 days that the spiritual
renewal of all nations can be accomplished.
Father, you give us the joy of celebrating the year of the apostle Paul. Through
him, your Church first received the faith. United in prayer we ask that you keep
us true to his teaching, and through St. Paul's intercession we beg for the
graces we need to accomplish the desires of Our Lady of America. We ask this
through Christ our Lord. AMEN
Our Father.... Hail Mary..... Glory
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for continued prayers, quotes, poems, and information. Praised be Jesus Christ
now and forever!