It is no use knowing that the Risen One is alive, unless we too live as risen ones. It is the Spirit who makes Jesus live within us; he raises us up from within. That is why when Jesus appears to his disciples, he repeats the words, “Peace be with you!” (Jn 20:19.21), and bestows the Spirit. That is what peace really is, the peace bestowed on the Apostles. That peace does not have to do with resolving outward problems – God does not spare his disciples from tribulation and persecution. Rather, it has to do with receiving the Holy Spirit. The peace bestowed on the apostles, the peace that does not bring freedom from problems but in problems, is offered to each of us. (Homily of Pope Francis Solemnity of Pentecost)
We pray with Brother Gabriel
God our Father,
you made Brother Gabriel Taborin
feel an intense compassion for humanity’s shortcomings,
and of the culture of its time,
especially in children and young people,
and through your Spirit,
you gave him an educational charism to build man up,
in his social, religious and social dimension,
according to the Gospel;
give us the strength to continue his action today,
with the help of Mary and Joseph, educators of Jesus, your Son,
who at Nazareth grew in age, wisdom and grace.
We ask you, Father,
for the Beatification of Venerable Brother Gabriel Taborin,
and for your intercession, the graces we ask for (……).
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.