Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII

“We realize now that many, many centuries of blindness have dimmed our eyes, so that we no longer see the beauty of Thy Chosen People and no longer recognize in their faces the features of our first-born brother. We realize that our brows are branded with the mark of Cain. Centuries long has Abel lain in blood and tears, because we have forgotten Thy love. Forgive us the curse which we unjustly laid on the name of the Jews. Forgive us, that with our curse, we crucified Thee a second time in their flesh.”

Pope John XXIII.

Blessed be God in His promises. Blessed be God in His providence. Blessed be God in His chosen people, Israel. Blessed be God in His elect, the Church. Blessed be God in His Son. Blessed be God in His Son’s vicar, the Bishop of Rome. Blessed be God in our immaculate Mother and her prayers for her children. Blessed be God in His love, the person and fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Blessed be God in His redemption. Blessed be God in His mercy and forgiveness. Blessed be God now and ever and to the ages of ages.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi, miserére nobis.

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