Almighty and Eternal God,

your work is often hidden from our sight

and your ways remain mysterious to us.

Help us to trust your Providence, your saving plan,

and to be patient as we await the fullness of the Kingdom

begun in Jesus, your Son and our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.


Msgr. Michael Heintz

Director of the Master of Divinity Program, University of Notre Dame

Rector of Saint Matthew Cathedral, South Bend, IN