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Monday, May 14, 2018

Five great expression of love for God and neighbo

In reading the 4th Chapter of Gaudete et Exsultate I was impressed by the aspects of holiness that the Pope mentions such as meekness, humility, boldness, joy, and apostolic courage. In note 101 he recommends praying a prayer attributed to St. Thomas Moore and I am going to copy it here:

"Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest. Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it. Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good and that doesn't frighten easily at the sight of evil, but rather finds the means to put things back in their place. Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumbling, sighs and laments, nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thing called "I". Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor. Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke and to discover in life a bit of joy, and to be able to share it with others".

The April 30 issue of America has some different authors reflecting on the Pope's document. Their full responses can be found at

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