A Saint for Me, and Maybe You

cloudscape-384672_640Because it's good to have friends in high places.

St John the Evangelist, patron saint of caregivers.

"When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son. Then he said to the disciple, Behold, your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home." John 19:26-27 .

The prayer card is illustrated with a beautiful image of St John with the Blessed Virgin. He's holding her hand, has a comforting arm around her shoulder. Standing with her in the face of shared pain and grief. On the back, this prayer:

"Beloved St John, from the cross Jesus entrusted to you the care of His Blessed Mother. Help me and all those taking care of a loved one who is sick, elderly, disabled or frail. Pray for us, that as we go about our many caregiving duties, we may never lose sight of that truth which Christ revealed to His disciples: 'Whatever you did for one of these, you did for me.' Amen."

I just love this.

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