A prayer said before the beginning of the 2012 U of D Jesuit Mothers' Club Fashion Show:
Let us begin, as always, In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The celluloid saint Audrey Hepburn had this to say of beauty:
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.
Lord, as we gather to celebrate beauty of fashion, let us never forget your beauty reflected in all that we see. May the beauty we see with our eyes enter our souls, making us ever more passionate for you and the world you have created. Let us show this passion in deeds of love as we help to build your Kingdom here on earth. May all that we do reflect your beauty, shine forth with your love, and help us to live our lives for the Greater Honor and Glory of God.
We pray this through Christ our Lord,