Pope Francis’ Prayer for Our Earth

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All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.

(Laudato Si’, No. 246) – Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thanks to http://www.breathingforgiveness.net/

Death of Lazare Ndajizimana’s mother, Mama Marie Anne Ndererabandi

Lazare Ndajizimana 2015_modifié-1Dear Confreres, I hope you are all doing fine in your respective ministries. For those who have not heard this yet, it’s with sadness that we learned on Saturday early morning (14 Nov 2015) of the death of Lazare Ndajizimana’s mother. Mama Marie Anne NDERERABANDI passed on at the age 65. She had been suffering for few months. The burial took place on Sunday 15 Nov 2015 in the afternoon. Lazare is our first year Rwandese stagiaire and is posted in the Mzuzu community of St Thomas Parish. Lazare had the chance to go back home and spent some days with his mother before she returned to the Lord. We pray for the repose of her soul and for the entire family that they may find their comfort in the Lord. To Lazare, I say, humura, mukomere cyane.

Message sent by Michel Sanou, M.Afr, Delegate Superior in Malawi