In you Lord, all who are weary and troubled by the surging waves and misfortunes of this world find rest. Maronite liturgy
"For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mk 10:45
O Christ our God, may we honor the memory of your cross, by which you have granted us victory over evil and sin. Maronite Liturgy
O Christ our Savior, may your cross be a sign of peace for the world and the holy Church. Maronite Liturgy
Lord, support and care for the people you have acquired through your precious blood. Maronite Liturgy
But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ Luke 18:13
September 8 is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
"Mary is a woman full of warmth, humanity, enthusiasm and vitality. Everything in her speaks since she carries the Living Word. Mary, of whom the Gospel speaks, is a woman from our land who resembles us, or, more correctly, the woman we are called to resemble..She is a great lady, Our Lady, the Lady of All. She is a unique woman whose presence and example help women and men alike. She is bright-faced, mild-manned, kind and tender. If you have ever met such a woman in your life, you are fortunate because you have known, in one way or another, Mary who is from our land…Mary whom God has chosen to carry the joy of heaven, the Beloved of the Father, her son Jesus." An excerpt from the article "Mary, Mother of the Church" by Sr. Mary Antoinette Saade.