|Ukranian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family, Washington, D.C.|
Shower Thy grace upon us in the moment of our greatest need, protect us from ourselves, and allow us to be a beacon of light rather than a dark cloud for the ambience that surrounds us. Only with Thy aid can we create that peace within and harmony with the outer environment, both natural and social, for which our souls yearn.
-Seyyed Hossein Nasr
from Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology)