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March 8

Lent 2018

Thursday of the Third Week in Lent


Today we honor and remember St. John of God.


St. John of God was extremely dedicated to the sick and dying. Once, when he heard that a hospital was going up in flames, he ran in and rescued the patients and much of the bedding, just before the roof fell in. Moments later, he walked out of the building, miraculously spared. St. John of God is the patron saint of firefighters. Pray to him today to intercede and keep the firefighters in your community safe.


St. John of God is also remembered as a patron saint of those who care for the sick. Pray for those who care for the sick today.

Lord Jesus, our brother,

you showed your compassion for the sick

when you reached out in love to them.

We praise you for the saving love

that is entrusted among those who care for the sick.

Conform them more and more to your image,

that they may be your healing touch to the sick,

and share the peace

of your Holy Spirit with all they meet.

Glory and praise to you, Christ Jesus,

the Incarnation of the Father's love,

you are Lord forever and ever.


Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, 219


Look up who the patron saint of your profession is today.

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