Wednesday, May 27, 2015

HWP: Christian Unity

Today in the Ordinary Form (and tomorrow in the Extraordinary Form) we celebrate the feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury, often referred to as the Apostle of England. He was sent by Pope St. Gregory the Great to evangelize the nation and was highly successful, particularly on account of the fact that he wasn't martyred by the people as is often the case with first preachers of the faith. To honor him today, please join me in praying...

Holy Father, You have given us in St. Augustine of Canterbury, a great witness of Christian faith, grant through his intercession a renewed Christian unity among people of all Christian communities and in a particular way bless the relationship between the Anglican Church and Roman Catholic Church. Grant this through our one Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.