Beloved Savior, Saint Theophane Venard grieved his family when he became a missionary priest in a faraway land. He never saw them again. He said, “Whoever loved his home more than I do? All my happiness on this earth was centered there. But God, who has united us all in bonds of most tender affection, wanted to draw me from it.” I ask him to pray for the separations in my life. As I yearn to be reunited with my loved ones, teach me, O Lord, to be happy in You and to put You first, above all others. If we are separated because of sin or strife, lead us to reconciliation and forgiveness. Saint Theophane, pray for us. Amen.
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