Solemn Blessing

April 14, 2011

May almighty God bless you on this solemn feast of Easter,
and may he protect you against all sin.
Through the resurrection of his Son, God has granted us healing.
May he fulfill his promises, and bless you with eternal life.
You have mourned for Christ’s sufferings;
now you celebrate the joy of his resurrection.
May you come with joy to the feast which lasts for ever.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

– Catholic Easter Sunday blessing

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Blessing for Unity

March 13, 2011

May God, the one from whom on different paths
All of us have come,
To whom on different paths
All of us are going,
Make strong in our hearts what unites us.

May God build bridges across all that divides us;
May God make us, united, rejoice in our diversity.

— adapted from “Prayer for Unity” by┬áBr. David Steindl-Rast, OSB