Pope Francis prayer intention for January 2019 is Young People and the Example of Mary: That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention is promoted throughout the world by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. 
The following reflection was written by Fr. Jacob Boddicker, SJ. Fr. Jacob Boddicker was ordained to the priesthood in June 2017 and is currently doing pastoral ministry in St. Francis, South Dakota. Fr. Boddicker is a member of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network Board of Directors.
The world ushers in

Praise the Lord

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