Pathways to Sunday Prayer: Jan. 31

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Today, during this third Sunday of ordinary time, we will pray to St. John Bosco, whose feast day is today.

St. Bosco is also known as Don Bosco, as he was Italian. He had a “gang” of intercity, motherless youth whom he nurtured and cared for. He made it his mission to help disadvantaged youth. He also was known to have many dreams, in which God and Mary spoke to him and showed him things. His family and friends thought he was crazy for it, though. Read more about him here.

Let’s pray for today’s youth with this prayer:

O glorious Saint John Bosco, who in order to lead young people to the feet of the divine Master and to mold them in the light of faith and Christian morality didst heroically sacrifice thyself to the very end of thy life and didst set up a proper religious Institute destined to endure and to bring to the farthest boundaries of the earth thy glorious work, obtain also for us from Our Lord a holy love for young people who are exposed to so many seductions in order that we may generously spend ourselves in supporting them against the snares of the devil, in keeping them safe from the dangers of the world, and in guiding them, pure and holy, in the path that leads to God. Amen.

 

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