October 20
Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

Justice shall flourish in God’s time, and fullness of peace.

Canticle: Colossians 1:12-20

Praise to you, Maker of all.
You have prepared us to share
the wonderful things that belong to all those
who live in the presence of light.

For you have saved us from darkness,
gave us the wisdom of light.
You bought us our freedom
and paid with Christ's blood,
forgave us our sin and our guilt.

Christ is the image of God,
first-born of all creation.
All things continue in being through you,
for Christ is before all that is.

The world of the Spirit is living,
guiding with kindness and love.
Christ saved us all for your glory and praise
to give you all honor and thanks.

Christ is the head of the body.
We are the Church you began.
Christ is the first-born of all those who rise,
who rise from the dead through your love.

Through Christ a path has been cleared;
by this path we come to you.
Christ's death reconciled every being with you,
made peace for the world by the cross.

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.