The saving power of hope
Let the saving and renewing power of hope flowing from the heart of the risen Christ animate our every day life.
Each day when we open our eyes, may it give us positive energy to share with others the freely bestowed love of God. Thus, we can live and act as resurrected, in the way Saint Paul exhorts us through feelings of compassion, goodness, humility, gentleness, and patience (cf. Colossians 3: 12,15) in order that we might be witnesses especially to the most vulnerable and the most weakened by the pandemic.
Following the examples of our elders in the faith, Saint Brother André, Saint Marguerite d’Youville, Blessed Basile Moreau, Blessed Marie Léonie Paradis, and others, let us remain convinced that the Resurrected One always abides in our midst.
Father Jean-Baptiste Vérité
Pastoral Services, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal