March 18 St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Dispel those sad clouds from your spirit, which the evil spirit continually increases in you in order to throw you into the arms of desperation—if that were possible. The heavenly Father wants to make you similar to his divine Son in the anguish of the desert and the ascent to Calvary. May this assurance be of sweet and exquisite comfort to you, in the midst of all those humiliations of which you have been made worthy, through no merit of yours.

-St. Pio of Pietrelcina

 

Prayer for Christian Unity

Let us pray for all our brothers and sisters who share our faith in Jesus Christ, that God may gather and keep together in one Church all those who seek the truth with sincerity.

Almighty and eternal God, you keep together those you have united. Look kindly on all who follow Jesus, your Son. We are all consecrated to you by our common Baptism. Make us one in the fullness of faith, and keep us one in the fellowship of love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.