Sunday, April 22, 2018

Good Shepherd: nourishes, guards, guides...

4th Sunday of Easter

“For He hears the lamb’s innocent call,
And He hears the ewe’s tender reply.
He is watchful while they are in peace.
For they know when their Shepherd is nigh.”
William Blake

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"We adore You, Jesus,
eternal Shepherd of the human race.

You are present in the Eucharist
to dwell continually 
in the midst of Your people.

You nourish us,
You guard us,
You guide us to the heavenly fold."

Ven. James Alberione

Painting above: Good Shepherd (Detail) ~ Champaigne

Also ... today...
55th WORLD DAY of

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 Good Shepherd Sister, Sr Rose Vu, rejoices with Fr Spencer Howe 
on his day of Ordination 05/25/13 

"Every vocation in the Church has its origin in the
compassionate gaze of Jesus." Pope Francis

Pope Francis' Message
for 55th World Day of Prayer for the Vocations
World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018

TODAY (Roma)
Sixteen men ordained to priesthood by Pope Francis
"Think of your own sins, your own miseries, the miseries that 
Jesus has pardoned.  Be merciful!" (Pope Francis to the newly ordained today)

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Let us hold them in prayer
and offer thanksgiving for their 'YES' -
that they may nourish, guard and guide us!

Painting: "Ordinatio" ~ Nielsen Carlin

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