Firmamentum meum

The soul of the Catholic people is summed up in the Rogations, because in invoking God’s mercy and blessing on the fruits of the earth that are ripening in the fields and along the rows, that people recognized themselves with humble realism as sinners, capable of amending, of doing penance, of defending their faith with the generous and sincere impetus of Peter: Lord, with you I am ready to go to prison and to death (Lk 22:33).