FRANCIS DE SALES
that you were a great scholar,
and a mystical writer, who co-founded
of the Visitation of Holy Mary.
I believe you must be a close friend
of Our Lord Jesus.
that you will ask Him to give me understanding of spiritual
and the energy to pursue those mysteries
of which you
recorded that you developed
a sign language in order to teach
a deaf man about God, and so you became
the Patron Saint of those with hearing loss.
now that you will hear my prayer
to ask for protection of my hearing
as I get older, and I ask you to present
this petition before the throne of God.
Francis, for your inspiration,
and for giving us in your own life a model
of persistence over difficulties,
an example of survival over challenges.
this I pray through you,
my emissary to our good and loving God,
Who will surely hear your prayers.
2012 Donn B. Murphy
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