Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bl. Louis and Zelie! It's not too late... conclude vespers or compline tonight with the collect (concluding prayer) for their feast, which is today:
you have given to Blessed Louis and Marie ZĂ©lie
the grace to lead a life of holiness as Christian spouses and parents.
Grant that through their intercession and example
each of us may be able to love and serve you faithfully,
living worthily our own vocation.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

We have my summer guest blogger, Jim McCauley, to thank for this, by the way. He received the prayer from a Carmelite friend and passed it on. Now, I'm wondering what common one would use to celebrate this holy couple once they are canonized. There's a common for holy women, for holy men, but not holy couples! That's one more revision needed for a future edition of the breviary.