The Scalabrinian Year: was announced on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the beatification of the founder of the Scalabrinian congregation, it begins on the 7th November 2021 and will end on 9th November 2022. Conceived as a special time dedicated to a man “deeply in love with God and extraordinarily devoted to the Eucharist”, this time will see a series of initiatives that will involve the local Churches, the members of the three institutes, the Scalabrinian laity groups and the migrant communities.
Prayer to Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini
O Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini, with the heart of
a bishop and the zeal of an apostle you gave
yourself completely to all. You listened to the cries
of migrants, spoke in their name and defended their
rights. You found sustenance in the Eucharist
solace in the cross of Jesus, comfort in Mary,
Mother of the Church. Through your intercession
may God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit grant
peace to all humanity, protect those who cross
seas and borders sustained by hope, bless us and
our loved ones and grant us the grace that we
entrust to your fatherly love. Amen.