27/10/2012 17:58


Merciful Father, from the abundance of Your love, You sent to us Your Son, Jesus Christ, the Light of nations.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, lead us during this Year of Faith to a renewed conversion to the Lord Jesus and to the rediscovery of faith. May we be credible and joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord in our changing world capable of leading others to the door of faith.

Make us appreciatethe power and beauty of the faith as contained in thedecrees of Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Help us celebrate this faith with greater intensity, esp. in the Eucharist, and give witness to it through deeds of charity.

May Mary, the Mother of God, who was proclaimed “blessed because she believed”, help us with her prayers and example to become credible witnesses of the new evangelization capable of opening the hearts and minds of many to the desire for God and for true life.We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

+Rolando Santos, C.M., Bishop of Alotau (extracted from Porta Fidei), 27 Oct. 2012.