Saturday, May 30th, 2009
The servant proved himself faithful and wise;
the Lord entrusted the care of his household to him, alleluia.
From the Dominican Ordo:
Born in Venice of the noble Salomonio family in 1231, James gave his patrimony to the poor and entered the Order of Preachers at the age of fourteen. He lived most of his Dominican life at Forli where he was known for his austere and virtuous life. Because of his charity to the poor he was called “Father of the Poor.” He died on May 31, 1314.
God of endless ages,
in your providence you gave your people Blessed James
to attain the mystery of salvation.
By his life and prayers
may we come to know your Son
and so experience his presence
more fully in our lives.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.