March 11, 2005

Novena to St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Due to time constraints which are unfortunately beyond my control, I'm not going to be able to author a new prayer for each day of the novena. I will still be praying the daily prayer of the novena for Terri Schindler-Schiavo's intentions until March 17, in honor of the Memorial of St. Cyril of Jerusalem on March 18. I hope the readers of Sollicitudo Rei Socialis will do the same.

Daily Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of divine love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

R. And you shall renew the face of the Earth.

Let us pray.

Father, through St. Cyril of Jerusalem you led your Church to a deeper understanding of the mysteries of salvation. Let his prayers help us to know your Son better and to have eternal life in all its fullness. Through his intercession, extend your saving hand to Terri Schindler-Schiavo, and grant her abundant life in this world and in the world to come. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.