Monday, September 02, 2013

Pope Francis Calls For Fasting and Prayer for Peace

Pope Francis has designated this Saturday September 7th, the vigil of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary on the western calendar, as a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria and throughout the world. There appears to be some confusion as to whether this is a voluntary appeal or he is issuing a more formal "thou shall" declaration. That aside, he has also invited non-Catholic Christians to join in the prayer and fasting.

This strikes me as something that anyone who calls themselves a Christian could agree on and support.

1 comment:

Fr. Theodore Phillips said...

Here at Saint Laurence Retreat, the monastics (Antiochian Orthodox, Western Rite Vicariate) will be joining in this time of prayer and fasting, with special intercession to the Most Holy Mother of God on the Vigil of Her Holy Nativity.

May the Lord protect the Christians of Syria in this time of great peril.

Schema-monk Theodore