Friday 31st March: The Night Sky

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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Reflection

On this day, 31st March in 1855, the author Charlotte Brontë died, aged 39. She had lived in Yorkshire. In one of her books, ‘Jane Eyre’, she wrote:

“We know that God is everywhere, but certainly we feel his presence most when his works are on the grandest scale spread before us,  and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where his worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest his infinitude, his omnipotence, his omnipresence.”

We can think, as well, of one of the great saints, Ignatius Loyola, who could not look at the stars in the night sky without being moved to tears by God’s beauty.

Prayer

God our Father, open our eyes
to the beauty of your creation. Inspire us to appreciate all the wonders of life.

May all that we see lead us to you. Amen.

Dear Father in heaven,
Thank you for the gift of life you have given us. Thank you for the people you have made us to be. Help us to live our lives to the full.
Open our hearts to receive your love so that we, in return, can show love and respect to everyone in our school community, our families and our friends.
Send us your Holy Spirit so we can achieve excellence in our learning and do our personal best in all areas of school life.
May we always live, love and learn through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.