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One Minute Reflection – 9 November – Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran

One Minute Reflection – 9 November – Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran

He has strengthened the bars of your gates, he has blessed the children within you.…Psalm 147

REFLECTION – “Today’s feast, brothers, ought to be all the more devout as it is more personal.   For other celebrations we have in common with other ecclesiastical communities, but this one is proper to us, so that if we do not celebrate it nobody will.   It is ours because it concerns our church;  ours because we ourselves are its theme.   You are surprised and even embarrassed, perhaps, at celebrating a feast for yourselves.   But do not be like horses and mules that have no understanding.  Your souls are holy because of the Spirit of God dwelling in you;  your bodies are holy because of your souls and this building is holy because of your bodies.”…St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)today's feast, brothers, - st bernard - 9 nov 2017 - dedication st john lateran

PRAYER – Almighty God, as we recall with joy, the Dedication of this house of Yours on each recurring anniversary, listen to Your people’s prayer and grant that our worship here may be a sincere and holy service, honouring Your Name and bringing us the fullness of redemption. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God for all eternity, amen.feast of the dedication of st john lateran - 9 nov 2017



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