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January 2017

From 2017-01-27 to 2017-02-05

Anecdotes

An evening, it was the day of her birthday, our Mother comes to see me at the infirmary, I had spent the day in bed. She brought me some candies, encouraged me to accept my sickness, inquired if I had all I needed and repeated me to ask all I needed to feel better.

 

From 2017-01-16 to 2017-01-31

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Loving God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to reconcile the world to yourself. We praise you for those whom you have sent in the power of the Spirit to preach the Gospel to all nations. We thank you that in all parts of the earth a community of love has been gathered together by their prayers and labours, and that in every place your servants call upon your name. May your Spirit awaken in every community a hunger and thirst for unity in you. Let us pray:

Loving God, hear our prayer.         

Gracious God, we pray for our churches. Fill them with all truth and peace. Where faith is corrupted, purify it; where people go astray, redirect them; where they fail to proclaim your Gospel, reform them; where they witness to what is right, strengthen them; where they are in need, provide for them; and where they are divided, reunite them. Let us pray:

Gracious God, hear our prayer.     

Creator God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus Christ your Son. Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred that infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love. And even in our weaknesses, work to accomplish your purposes on earth, so that every people and nation may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne. Let us pray:

Creator God, hear our prayer.

Let us pray: Gracious God, we have heard your word that you have reconciled us to yourself through your Son Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit transform our hearts of stone. Help us to become ministers of reconciliation and heal our churches’ divisions so that we may better serve as instruments of your peace in the world.

               Amen.

From 2017-01-10 to 2017-01-24

DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2017

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2017

[15 January 2017]

“Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless”

To learn more about the Pope’s message clic here

https://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/migration/documents/papa-francesco_20160908_world-migrants-day-2017.html

“There was a sense of relief when we landed here. One part of our journey had ended. We left behind a long history and heritage in our homeland; we were given no choice.”

“I need to catch my breath and then quickly begin to understand how to support my family. The only comfort I have now is in my faith in Christ and His plan for us.”

“Brothers and sisters in Christ, please pray for us that we may soon feel like we belong to your parish, like it is home for us now.”