The North Star leads and guides my way.
O Lord show me favor now I pray,
For I’m walking to freedom day by day.
It’s more than a fight, more than a dream,
It’s the fact we’re all created equal, so let freedom ring.
So I’m not giving up, I’ll keep fighting still
I’ll die for this cause if that is Your will.
It is my hope for the next generation to see,
What it’s like to truly be free.
So there’s no time for worry, no time for fear,
For the light of independence is far to near!
"THE WITNESSES TO THE FAITH" OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, AN ECUMENICAL ICON
Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island Author: Renata Sciachì and Artistic Workshop Community of Sant’Egidio
Rejoice in heaven by the holy martyrs
who have followed in the footsteps of Christ,
to his love have shed their blood
and to rejoice in the Lord always.
There are many tests the righteous,
but from all save the Lord
he keepeth all their bones,
not one of them is broken.
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord,
he is their defense in times of trial.
The meek shall inherit the land
and enjoy great peace.
Lord knows the life of the good,
their inheritance shall be for ever.
eyes of Yahweh are on the righteous,
and his ears unto their cry for help.
I just raise their cry,
and the Lord rescues them from all their troubles.
The blood of the martyrs was shed for Christ on earth,
in heaven they collect the eternal reward.
They won by the blood of the Lamb
for the word of their testimony.
Therefore rejoice, O heavens,
and rejoice, rejoice ye that dwell in them.
Casimir of Poland and Lithuania
Ever loving God, you called Saint Katharine Drexel
to teach the message of the Gospel and
to bring the life of the Eucharist to
the Black and Native American peoples.
By her prayers and example,
enable us to work for justice
among the poor and oppressed.
Draw us all into the Eucharistic community
of your Church, that we may be one in you.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen