I asked St. Joseph of Cupertino to pray for me during my flight yesterday. During my layover, I was just thinking to myself- "What will I do to pass away two hours?" when the loudspeaker announced there would be a Catholic mass available in the Interfaith Chapel located in the Mezzanine of the airport. Great! I love that airports support this kind of ministry.

There I was given a prayer card to Our Lady of Loreto, patronness of air travelers. This was news, because I thought St. Joey covered all things related to flight. He's the patron of pilots, so I suppose it was good to pray for the pilot. Plus, I had the numerous prayers of loved ones back home. And now I ask the Lord to be with me as I journey into the unknown.

Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, my brother's patron. May I have the discipline and duty of this Soldier of Christ, and may I model the gentle fortitude of my brother.

Take, LORD, and receive
my liberty, my memory, my understanding,
my entire will-
all that I have and possess.
Thou hast given all to me;
to Thee, O Lord, I return it.
Give me only Thy love and Thy grace,
for that is sufficient for me.


Kirsten said...

Grace and peace be with you my friend. The Lord will continue to lead and to guide you. Thanks for the song...I'll see you after my trip.

jon said...

After we paid for our kids summer camp sex we found it tough to recover! I totally agree with you!

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