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Catholic Prayer: Prayer in Honor of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne


This is the opening prayer taken from the Mass for the optional memorial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.


Gracious God, you filled the heart of Philippine Duchesne with charity and missionary zeal, and gave her the desire to make you known among all peoples. Fill us who honor her memory today, with that same love and zeal to extend your kingdom to the ends of the earth. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.

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