Saint Benedict–Joseph Labre

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"I have forsaken my home, I have cast off mine inheritance: I am poor and needy, but the Lord hath taken me up" (Jer 12:7).

Saint Benedict–Joseph Labre (1748–1783) was a frequent visitor to our Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, spending long hours in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacred Relics of the Cross and Passion. He died in Rome on April 16, 1783.

A pilgrim, living in poverty and ceaseless prayer, he loved above all places Rome, Assisi, and Loreto. Ask Saint Benedict Joseph to obtain for all seekers of the Face of Christ the grace of Eucharistic adoration and of ceaseless prayer. By providential coincidence I am going to Assisi today in the company of my guests from the United States, Leonard and Mark.

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Speaking of Eucharistic adoration, your Chaplet of the Eucharistic Face of Christ enabled me to truly focus my yearning before the altar of repose on Holy Thursday evening. Thank you for sharing it.

I will remember you and your guests during my hour of Eucharistic Adoration this afternoon in Nashua.

Bless.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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