DAY THREE APRIL 1st PROVIDENCE
1679 March 15th, Reims - JBDLS meets Adrian Nyel on the doorstep of the Sisters of the Child Jesus.
On a chilly March morning in 1679 a meeting took place that would change the life of the young priest forever.
After celebrating Mass in the school of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, two men approached him at the door and the older of the two asked him:
"Pardon me, but aren't you Father de La Salle? My name is Adrian Nyel. I am a teacher and this young fellow is Christopher.
He helps me in the classroom. We have come here from Rouen."
"And what can I do to help you?" replied de La Salle. "I am carrying a letter for you from Madame Maillefer whom you must know?"
And so it began - an unforeseen journey that would lead John down a path he couldn't have imagined.
Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God
Dear loving Father, my guide, and protector,
You know all the days of my life before they are spent.
Each step and each breath, every high and every low. You are there as my guide and protector.
At times, I am deaf and don't listen. At times, I am blind and don't see.
Please be patient with me Father. Let me trust in your Providence and in your plan for me.
Grant me the grace to let go and to abandon myself to you.
We give thanks for the example of John Baptist de Lasalle and his life.
We ask that we to can have his strength, resilience and zeal as we live out each day in the service of others.
Let me be an instrument for your work Lord for now and for time eternal.
SJBDLS - Pray for us! Live Jesus in our hearts - Forever!