‘The poor are God’s true courtiers’

As missionary disciples we are to follow Jesus and his example of closeness to the poor. Pauline wrote: 

‘Following our Lord Jesus Christ, the poor are God’s true courtiers, his favourites’. 

Pauline’s closeness to the poor led her to develop a keen awareness of social injustices, and to fight the roots of these evils. Let us pray to grow in our closeness to those who are poor, and in our commitment to God’s Kingdom of justice, mercy, and peace.

Prompt: What issues in the world speak to my heart? What am I drawn to?

Pauline Jaricot Prayer

God our Father,
we give thanks for your servant,
Blessed Pauline Jaricot, who,
through her commitment to the Gospel
and passion for mission,
began the work of Missio.

Despite carrying many crosses,
she never closed her heart
to the needs of the poor.

Following the example of your Son,
fortified by a life of prayer
and nourished by the Eucharist,
she helped to build your Kingdom
of justice and mercy.

May we, like Blessed Pauline, share our faith humbly and charitably,
and through prayer and action,
work together to make your love known
to all of creation.

Grant through her intercession
the favour I now ask of you…
(here make your petition). Amen.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.