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National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Begins with Invocation from AMS Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia

WASHINGTON, DC – “Come to our assistance, Lord our God!” Today, with those words of supplication, the Reverend Monsignor Anthony R. Frontiero, S.T.D., Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), prayed the invocation opening the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in the Nation’s Capital.

Msgr. Frontiero invoked God’s favor on the gathering of more than one-thousand attendees at the Marriott Marquis in Northwest Washington. Acknowledging challenges facing America in a time of national division, he asked the “Lord of all nations, the Creator of land, and sea, and sky” for the “blessing and protection of our country….”“…. We stand as one nation,” he prayed, “united in our love for the land we call home, yet in deep need of your divine guidance and wisdom as we navigate the challenges that face us.  May your spirit of unity and peace reside in the hearts of our leaders of Church and State. Come live within them, that they may die to themselves and You may fill their very being. Let them serve others as you would serve.  Do not let them fail, oh Lord, or lead your people astray, but grace them with all the gifts of mind and heart needed to truly honor the people they serve; all people, especially the most vulnerable among us; never dismissing or discarding any human person created in your own image and likeness….”

Msgr. Frontiero prayed in particular for those in uniform defending the liberties and the values Americans hold dear: “Lord, watch over the men and women serving in the armed forces, many of whom find themselves in harm’s way in the midst of conflict, war and threats to security. Keep them safe, O Lord, as they courageously serve our country.”Msgr. Frontiero, a priest of the Diocese of Manchester, NH, has served as AMS Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia since July 2023. The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB) was established in 2004 in response to Saint John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization. The event is non-partisan, and all are welcome to attend.

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