February 20
Antiphon (mantra) repeat quietly:

Keep me as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

Canticle: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10

The desert and the parched land will exult;
the steppe will rejoice in beauty.

They will bloom with abundant flowers
and rejoice with joyful song.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to them,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon.
They will see the glory and splendor of God.

Strengthen the hands that are feeble;
make firm the knees that are weak.

Say to those whose hearts are frightened,
"Be strong; fear not!
God is coming.
The God of justice and mercy
is coming to save you."

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened,
the ears of the deaf be cleared.

Then will the lame leap like gazelles;
silent tongues will sing.

Those whom God has ransomed
will return and enter Zion singing;
everlasting glory will be theirs.
They will meet with joy and gladness;
sorrow and mourning will flee.

Pray the Prayer of Jesus (Our Father)

Translation © 1998 Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Inc.