Here is another in our series of “Praying Our Heritage.” The series illustrates quotes from key figures in the Vincentian Heritage.
Let the image and the quote sink in, and take root. These images might surprise you into prayer at various points in your day.
The following is taken from a presentation of the Stations of the Cross through the eyes of St. Louise and the Beatitudes.
Reflection: Jesus was in prison. How many innocent persons suffer unjust condemnation or maltreatment in the name of justice or expediency? Do I know persons who are imprisoned by meanness, hatred or indifference?
Quotation: Thirst for justice, which is a more pressing need, must lead us to desire greater things. We must long for union with God and the disposition and means to attain it. We must ardently desire that the effects of His holy will reign in us; and we must do all in our power to bring about this reign in others. (St. Louise #2)
Prayer: Jesus, open our minds, our hearts and our wills to bring the gift of freedom to all those we meet. With the imprisoned and all those who seek human rights we pray, may God’s kingdom come. AMEN.
For the more visually oriented among us, you don’t have to wait for the weekly image on Tuesday. You can browse for yourself. You can even search for images related to key words. Visit and search VinFormation’s database of prayer images.
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