Friday, November 9, 2012

That the Grace of Christ May Come

This morning as I read through a few blogs, I rediscovered a quote I'd first seen years ago... from no less than Blessed John Paul II.  It's the sort of thing that could make a person quake in her boots.  Yet, amazingly, it did no such thing to me when I first encountered it.  Now, years later, I find its assurance of divine providence, well - somehow comforting.  Intrigued?  Click here to visit Nunblog and read Pope John Paul II's words for yourself.   

"You victorious martyrs
who endured torments gladly
for the sake of our God and Savior,
you who have boldness of speech
towards the Lord Himself, 
you saints, 
intercede for us
who are timid and sinful men,
full of sloth, 
that the grace 
of Christ
may come upon us."
                         St. Ephraim


  1. I just loved this Nancy. Very prophetic quote from JPII.

    Beautiful prayer from St. Ephraim...I will come back to that one.

    Yes...this is the time. We don't know how long it will last, but we are to do our part while on this earth.

  2. Thank you, Theresa. Today I feel such a great sense of hope! Knowing God is with us...