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Toposa woman and child

A Toposa woman and child in the Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron, South Sudan. Photo ©Paul Jeffrey


Bless our families with your presence,
Lord God, source of all grace and good,
you, who call all Christians to be
living witnesses to your love.
May our children find in our homes
sanctuaries of peace, happiness and love.

Through the intercession of Saints
Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of
St. Therese of Lisieux, let our families
nurture our children to answer
your call to prayer and holiness.

Help parents to be examples of mercy,
children to be seekers of truth,
brothers and sisters to find in each other
a source of help and mutual respect
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Source: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 

Fr. Joe Veneroso, MM
Maryknoll Father Joseph R. Veneroso is the former publisher and editor of Maryknoll magazine. He served in mission to Korea and now lives at the Maryknoll Center in Ossining, New York.