Praying It: Go Out to the World

“Radiating Christ” by Blessed John Henry Newman:

Dear Jesus,

Help us to spread Your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with Your Spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being, so utterly, that our lives may only be a radiance of Yours.

Shine through us, and be so in us, that every soul we come in contact with may feel Your presence in our soul.

Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus. Stay with us, and then we shall begin to shine as You shine; So to shine as to be a light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from You, none of it will be ours; It will be You shining on others through us.

Let us thus praise You in the way you love best by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without preaching, not by words but by our example, By the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to You.



The Dominican Martyrs of Vietnam (d. 1856-1862)

St. Barnabas (d. 61)

St. Hedwig (1174-1243)

St. Timothy

St. Titus


Isaiah 52:7 – How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one bringing good news…

John 20:19-23 – On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst…

Matthew 28:19-20 – Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit…

Romans 10:14-18 – But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?…


How Beautiful the Feet (from Handel’s Mesiah) Romans 10:15

Their Sound is Gone Out into All the Lands (from Handel’s Messiah) from Romans 10:18