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Father Gabriel Lalemant won the crown the martyrdom on 17 March 1649. The smallest and most delicate in health among all the Jesuit missionaries, he had in six months won, by his iron will and unwavering determination, a martyr's end, in companionship with the spiritual and physical giant of the missions, Jean de Brébeuf.
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“The Church, no doubt, has always kept, and wishes still to maintain everywhere, the language of her Liturgy; and, before the sad and violent changes of the sixteenth century, this eloquent and effective symbol of unity of faith and communion of the faithful was, as you know, cherished in England not less than elsewhere. But this has never been regarded by the Holy See as incompatible with the use of popular hymns in the language of each country. Such hymns, moreover, are useful to familiarize the people with the great truths of faith, and to keep alive their devotion.”
— LEO XIII, POPE (8 June 1898)

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A Prayer For The Mission of CCW
published 23 February 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

A beautiful prayer was written for CCW by Fr. David Friel:

LMIGHTY GOD, We approach You as servants―servants of Your will and servants of the sacred liturgy. How grateful we are for the opportunity to give You praise.

Make us united in our work so that we can effectively accomplish the good You have established for us to do. Give us clarity so that we may proceed in the way that will bring You the most honor. Grant us humility to recognize Your will and sufficient courage to submit ourselves to it.

You, Father, are the great Artist of creation. In You, therefore, we find our highest model and our perfect end. Make us good artists, good stewards, and good disciples.

We invoke the intercession of the North American Jesuit martyrs, too. As you profited their labors with the conversion of souls, so now, in our time, use the work of the Corpus Christi Watershed to draw many souls to You, Who are Truth and Goodness and Beauty, Itself.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.