May 16 – Saint John Nepomucene


listenO Jesus, Saint John Nepomucene was a holy priest who served as confessor to the queen.  He taught her to imitate You as she carried the cross of being married to a hot-tempered king.  When he refused to violate the sacred seal of the queen’s confession, the king imprisoned him.  As the patron saint of confessors and good confessions, I ask him to pray for my experiences in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Holy Spirit, in Your great gentleness, reveal to me what I need to confess, and speak Your compassionate healing through every priest who serves as my confessor.  Saint John Nepomucene, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Saint Simon Stock (1165-1265)
Feast day May 16

quoteO Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! Show us that you are our Mother! Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us!”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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