June 3, 2011

Prayer to St. Charles

It seems to me that St. Charles Lwanga and his companion martyrs are under-recognized patrons and under-utilized intercessors for our time, martyred as they were, in part, for resisting a situation of the sexualized abuse of power.

Most High, Glorious God,
through the intercession of St. Charles,
help us to bring healing to the legacy of sexual abuse in the Church and the world.
May the wisdom of the Cross overcome every abuse of power.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

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