November 19 St. Agnes of Assisi

For “the old things have passed away, behold, they are made new,” and “now our salvation is nearer than when we came to believe,” and “the night is passed, but the day is at hand,” and you “bless the crown of the year,” sending “laborers into your harvest,” at the sowing of which “others have labored,” sending them also to another sowing, the harvest whereof is at the end. Thus do you answer the prayers of him who asks of you, and thus do you bless the years of the just man.

-St. Augustine

 

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

I know that my Redeemer lives, and on that final day of days, his voice shall bid me rise again: unending joy, unceasing praise!

This hope I cherish in my heart: to stand on earth, my flesh restored, and, not a stranger but a friend, behold my Savior and my Lord.

Amen.