I’m taking a bit of a break till St. Mary’s birthday, 9/8, to make room for my many responsibilities these days. As ever, thanks for reading.
Pope Francis has called on Catholics to fast and pray for peace in the Middle East this coming Saturday, September 7. He added, “On [Saturday] the 7th of September, [here in St Peter’s Square,] from 7 PM until midnight, we will gather together in prayer, in a spirit of penitence, to ask from God this great gift of peace for the beloved Syrian nation and for all the situations of conflict and violence in the world.”
But in the mean time,
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Phil 4:4)