Posted by Kane Raukura
on 30 March 2017
Nine days of prayer and reflection commencing March 30 to April 9.
DAY ONE - MARCH 30th INNOCENCE
1651 April 30th Reims, France - Our beloved Founder is born.
On the 3oth day of April in the year of Our Lord 1651, John Baptist de La Salle was born in the lordly mansion called "La Cloche" which means "The Bell". The sun shone radiantly that day and the house of the De La Salle Family couldn't contain its joy.
The new baby was the first born of Louis de La Salle and Nicole Moët, the young couple married the previous year. "John will cultivate our vineyards", said his grandfather - and godfather - Jean Moët.
"The boy will be a magistrate like his father," responded Louis, swelling with pride. "No, our son will follow the path that the Lord has marked out for him", answered his mother, smiling.
Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God
Dear Heavenly Father,
We ask you to protect the innocence of children, both within our own families and in the families of others. May childhood be a blessed time of discovery and formation fostered by loving parents and caring teachers.
Send angels to guard children from harm and to guide them throughout their lives so that they become loving, compassionate and humble. Like the new born child, John Baptist de La Salle, let our paths be marked out by the Lord and let us be brave enough to walk them.
As the innocent child, we pray to you Lord, in wonder and fear at your majesty and great works. You are the ever present parent. You are the ever present teacher.
Great is your love!
SJBDLS - Pray for us! Live Jesus in our hearts - Forever!
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