“Chaminade Year” kicks off Saturday, January 22, 2011.
A full year will honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, who was born April 8, 1761, in Perigueux, France. The Chaminade Year will run from January 22, 2011 to January 22, 2012.
This special blessing can be used anytime, but especially, during this Chaminade Year!
Bow our heads and pray for God’s blessing.
May the spirit of Blessed Chaminade inspire us.
May we abound in faith and in faithfulness.
May holy zeal energize us on the path of life.
May we go now with our faith in the Lord Jesus and our love open to all God’s people.
May we manifest Mary’s hospitality to all we meet.
May God bless us and keep us.
May Christ Jesus make his face to shine upon us and be gracious
And may the Spirit smile upon us and give us peace.
And may the blessing of almighty God the Father, the Son, + and the Holy Spirit come upon us and remain with us forever.