Thursday, February 22, 2024

Abiding in the truth that liberates...

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle
February 22

The feast of the Chair of St Peter commemorates the teaching authority 
of the Vicar of Christ. The Catechism teaches that "it is this Magisterium's task 
to preserve God's people from deviations and defections and to guarantee 
them the objective possibility of professing the true faith without error" 
so that "the People of God abides in the truth that liberates" (CCC 890).

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Entrance Antiphon
(Today's Liturgy - Lk 22:32)

The Lord says to Simon Peter:  
I have prayed for you 
that your faith may not fail, and, 
once you have turned back, 
strengthen your brothers.

Let us together now pray...
The Roman Missal, Prayers for the Pope, p. 1243

O God, who in your providential design willed that 
your Church be built upon blessed Peter, whom 
you set over the other Apostles, look with favor, 
we pray, on (name) our Pope and grant that he, 
whom you have made Peter’s successor, 
may be for your people a visible source and 
foundation of unity in faith and of communion. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 
who lives and reigns with you in the unity 
of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

Click here: Of Chairs and Peter | Crisis Magazine

"How blessed is the Church of Rome, 
on which the Apostles poured forth 
all their doctrine along with their blood!" -

"Perhaps it would be a good thing if every Christian,
certainly every priest, could dream once in his life 
that he were pope, and wake from the nightmare 
in a sweat of agony." - Msgr Ronald Knox

At every holy Mass, the Pope is prayed for.
Do you pray for the Pope every day?
If not, imitate Jesus and 
begin in this Lenten season to do so!

Pray - Fast - Give

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