S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Remembering 9/11

We remember the horrible event that marked our history five years ago. terrorists blew the WTC twin towers up, and hundreds of lives were lost. We pray therefore that nothing like this will ever happen to humanity, and we pray for the repose of the souls of those who perished:

Father all-powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
In Him who rose from the dead, our hope of resurrection dawned.
The sadness of death gives way
to the bright promise of immortality.
Lord, for your people, life is changed, not ended.
When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death
we gain an everlasting dwelling place in heaven...
(from the Mass preface of Christian death)


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