Second month of the year. We are setting off, but, towards where? Pope Francis continues accompanying us; let us have always in the background Brother Gabriel who embodied in his life the encounter with the life that clamours:
“I do not want a Church concerned with being at the centre and which then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures. If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: “Give them something to eat” (Mk 6:37)”. (EG 49).
PRAYER TO ASK A FAVOUR
THROUGH THE INTERCESSION
OF VENERABLE BROTHER GABRIEL TABORIN
Lord, you filled the heart
of Brother Gabriel Taborin
with an active faith and an ardent zeal
for the Christian Education of youth
and the help for priests.
Grant us that following his example
we always try to glorify you.
And, if it is your will, glorify your Servant,
giving us by his intercession
the favour that we request: (…)
We ask you this through the merits
of Our Lord Jesus Christ.