Archive for June 3rd, 2021


Written by Richard M. Gula, a contemporary Sulpician priest involved in seminary education, a lecturer, and author.  This is from his book “To Walk Together Again.”

 We must not so stress our relationship with God that we forget our relationship with one another. And we must not so stress our relationship with one another that we have no need to look to God for forgiveness. Reconciliation involves both God and neighbors. Anyone committed to living a life of reconciliation must attend to the dynamics of love in relationship with God, others, self, and the world.


This is a prayer of the religious order of the Sisters of Mercy, who are members of a religious institute of Catholic women found in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland.

Good and gracious God, who loves and delights in all people, we stand in awe before you, knowing that the spark of life within each person is the spark of your divine life.

Differences among cultures and races are multicolored manifestations of your light. May our hearts and minds be open to celebrate similarities and differences among our sisters and brothers.

Please send your healing and reconciling Spirit in order to bind the wounds created by racism and racial hatred, and to promote understanding, justice, and love.

We place our hopes for racial harmony in our committed action and in your living presence in our neighbor. May all peoples live in peace! Amen.

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