St. Benedict, you were a man of peace.
You walked the path of peace your whole life long
and led all who came to you into the ways of peace.
Help us, St. Benedict, to achieve peace:
peace in our hearts, peace in our homes,
peace in our sorely troubled world.
Through your powerful intercession with God help us to be peace-makers.
Aid us to work for peace,
to take the first step in ending bitterness, to be the first to hold out our hands
in friendship and forgiveness.
Beg God to let peace permeate our lives
so that they may be lived in grace and love.
At the end of our lives obtain for us the
Reward of the peacemakers,
the eternal blessed vision of God in heaven.
“We cannot remain indifferent. Today the world has a profound thirst for peace.” Pope Francis