Daily homily thoughts, 9/17

Lord Jesus Christ, who when the world was growing cold, to the inflaming of our hearts by the fire of your love raised up blessèd Francis
bearing in his body the marks of your passion: mercifully grant to us, your people, true penitence and grace to bear the Cross for love of you; who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.