There seems to be a bit of confusion in the news about what is going on at the bishops’ synod in Rome. It is times like this that we need the intercession of the saints, especially the saint the Church celebrates today, Saint Theresa of Avila. Saint Theresa in her time had a knack for reforming and straightening out Church politics. Since she is now with the blessed in heaven we can trust her to continue this work.
The collect from Holy Mass today:
O God, who through your Spirit raised up Saint Teresa of Jesus to show the Church the way to seek perfection, grant that we may always be nourished by the food of her heavenly teaching and fired with longing for true holiness. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.