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St. John the Baptist by Doris Caesar. Saint John's Abbey Church, Collegeville, Minnesota.

God of wonder and surprise, you called John the Baptist from birth to prepare your people for the coming of Jesus. In joy we pray: Instruct our hearts, O God. 

Inspire all the baptized in our understanding and implementation of the Church’s social teachings and the direction of Vatican II.  

     Instruct our hearts, O God.  

Lead us to speak with kindness and respect for the dignity of every person.  

     Instruct our hearts, O God. 

Fulfill the hopes of expectant parents, and give orphans and refugee children loving homes.  

     Instruct our hearts, O God. 

Our Father . . . 

May God purify our hearts and animate us to proclaim the Word of salvation in speech and action, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Sr. Susan Barber, OSB

Sister Susan Barber, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Community of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, KS. She received a master’s degree in Music from UMKC and a master’s degree from Catholic Theological University in Chicago. Susan is currently the community’s liturgist. She is one of the community’s main organists and pianists. Susan graduated from Souljourners in 2018 and offers retreats at Sophia.