One Minute Reflection – 5 January – The Memorial of St John Neumann (1811-1860)
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love….1 Corinthians 13:13
REFLECTION – “But to accomplish his task, love was necessary. And love meant giving; love meant effort; love meant sacrifice. And in his sacrifice, Bishop Neumann’s service was complete. He led his people along the paths of holiness. He was indeed an effective witness, in his generation, to God’s love for His Church and the world.”…Blessed Pope Paul VI at the Canonisation of St John Neumann 19 June 1977
PRAYER – Holy Father, You brought St John Neumann to the new world to show Your ways and lead all to You. By Your grace, may we all learn to live such zealous and loving lives! Grant Lord that St John Neumann, by the living power of his example and by the intercession of his prayers, may assist us and intercede to help us, today and forever. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.