Is not every day remembrance day?
Today we especially remember all of the victims of violence. We also pray for all who think that they can change or control the world by violence.
We pray that we all will put Christ forward, and work to end the injustices that lead to violence, especially those to which we are witting or unwitting accomplices.
Today we also celebrate Jean-Gabriel Perboyre and Charles Spinola, martyrs in China and Japan respectively. May their example of selfless love unto death inspire and guide us in work to bring the Gospel to fruition.
O my Divine Savior,
Transform me into Yourself.
May my hands be the hands of Jesus.
Grant that every faculty of my body
May serve only to glorify You.
Transform my soul and all its powers
So that my memory, will and affection
May be the memory, will and affections
I pray You
To destroy in me all that is not of You.
Grant that I may live but in You, by You and for You,
So that I may truly say, with Saint Paul,
"I live - now not I - But Christ lives in me.
-- John Gabriel