Tuesday, July 2, 2013

St. Peter's Day!

Before the cock crew twice--
dread hour of trial--
the Apostle uttered thrice
his dark denial.

And then the Savior turned,
on Peter gazing--
a look divine, that yearned
with love amazing.

Swiftly to Peter's face
the shame came leaping;
he had denied such grace,
and went out weeping.

Lord Jesus, look on me,
your kind face turning;
my soul with agony
of sin is burning.

The way is long, I find
my weak steps failing:
O turn, to my dark mind
your grace recalling.

Oft, oft with weeping eyes
I gaze to heaven;
then, at your look, arise
restored, forgiven.

(Hallgrim Pjeturssen, 1659;
tr. Charles V. Pilcher, 1921)

Prayer for Saint Peter and Saint Paul  ~  June 29
Almighty God, whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul glorified
you by their martyrdom: Grant that your Church, instructed by
their teaching and example, and knit together in unity by your
Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one foundation, which
is Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Great article:  http://andrewmarrosb.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/peter-and-paul-the-churchs-quest-for-mimetic-unity/

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