As I write, a B16-designated Year of Faith begins in 1 Day, 19 hours and 40-some minutes according to the official countdown clock. At the crypt church at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., at a Monday-morning Mass, one priest suggested this prayer for Thursday and beyond:
Lord God, if there is anything you want to teach me about how to live my live, let me be open to it.
Sounds about right!
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