Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day of Fasting and Prayer

Sunday September 1 Pope Francis decried the situation in Syria at the Sunday Angelus

Tomorrow evening (Erev Rosh HaShana) our Jewish brothers and sisters will begin the Days of Awe, the days between Rosh HaShana (the new year) and Yom Kippur(the day of atonement). These are holiest days of their year, a time of casting away sin, a time of reconciliation with one another and God.

On this coming Saturday, Sabbath for the Jews, and the vigil of the Birth of Mary for us, Pope Francis has invited not only Catholics, but all Christians, and all people of faith to unite in a day of prayer and fasting for peace.

In these next days we should each take time to think about how we will fast, and what prayers we will offer for all the people of Syria.