802: A Sacred Space for Prayer and Healing Tonight Friday, May 27, 2022, 6:30 PM Join Us
Day 802: Friday May 27, 2022
A Sacred Space for Prayer and Healing
This Evening: Friday, May 27, 2022, 6:30 PM
An invitation from Annette Lomont
My dear friends,
Like many of you, I have been overwhelmed by the suffering and violence of the last few days. I have personally prayed for the people in Buffalo, targeted because of their race, while just trying to do some shopping.
I have prayed for the children and their teachers, and, yes, for the gunmen in Uvalde. Prayed for those wounded, and for all those who will never again face a day without remembering the tragedy they have endured.
In this moment, I feel like one of the women of Jerusalem, standing at the side of the road weeping as Jesus passes on his way to Golgotha.
How long, O God, must we wait? How long, until the stone in the heart of this nation is rolled away and, at last, we who are the body of Christ come forth to "cast down the mighty from their thrones and raise up the lowly”?
In such a moment, our faith calls us to pray together as a community that believes in hope, even in the midst of suffering, and resurrection, even at the hour of death. If, like me, you desire to join with others in a place to mourn and a place to pray, I invite you to gather with me and Christians everywhere in a sacred space of prayer and healing this Friday, May 27, at 6:30 pm, via Zoom.
Though we know prayer finds its fulfillment in action, action begins in prayer—the assurance that we are held by God and one another to bring life into this wounded world.
Please join us. All are welcome.
Friday, May 27, 2022, 6:30 PM
By John D. Whitney, SJ
St. Ignatius Parish
Link to the video of our latest Emmaus Celebration "Give Peace a Chance," created and presented by Enid Macken, last Sunday May 22, 2022