August 11 St. Clare of Assisi

In such a concept, to suffer means to become particularly susceptible, particularly open to the working of the salvific powers of God, offered to humanity in Christ. In him God has confirmed his desire to act especially through suffering, which is man’s weakness and emptying of self, and he wishes to make his power known precisely in this weakness and emptying of self.

-St. John Paul II

 

Prayer for those who Care for the Sick

Lord Jesus, our brother, you showed your compassion for the sick when you reached out in love of them. We praise you for the saving love that is exercised among those who care for the sick. Conform them more and more to your image, that they may be your healing touch to the sick, and share the peace of your Holy Spirit with all they meet.

Glory and praise to you, Christ Jesus, the Incarnation of the Father’s love, you are Lord forever and ever.

Amen.

Novena to the Assumption