In Psalm 143 we hear about the power of God’s hand:
“I remember the days that are past, I ponder all your works, I muse on what your hand has wrought and to you I lift up my hands. Like a parched land my soul thirsts for you.” (Psalm 143)
In St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians we hear how we are called to be the hands of God. St Paul says, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (1 Corinthians 1:27) The saints are formed by the hands of God and the saints are the hands of God by which He is forming us.
In this program, led by a bishop or priest, we reflect on the lives of the blesseds and saints with a special focus on their virtues, and we pray that the same virtues might also grow in us. The program begins with a text on the life of the blessed or saint. This text is always an official text—published on the Vatican web site for the beatification or canonization of that individual or from a papal homily, audience, address or other magisterial document. In some cases we have biographies of one saint written by another saint. We may also draw on these accounts.
(The Hands of God is a Registered Trademark of Saint Joseph Missions)
The Hands of God
In this program, led by a bishop or priest, we reflect on the lives of the blesseds and saints with a special focus on their virtues, and we pray and consider how those same virtues might also grow in us.