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Prayer for Easter

Submitted by nozorak on March 31, 2024

God, by the Resurrection of your Son, Jesus,

You have illuminated the world.

Through the power of your Spirit,

grant that those who still sit in darkness

and in the shadow of death may be born anew,

and that your light may shine on them for ever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer for the Feast of Saint Benedict

Submitted by nozorak on March 21, 2024

Ever-creating God, we witness your love in the expression of Benedictine life. As we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Benedict, may we be ever-mindful of Benedictine influence in past ages, and may our continued commitment give hope to oppressed peoples who seek peace and justice. We pray in praise of your Holy name and with the Spirit now and forever. Amen.

Gaza Information from an Erie Benedictine Oblate

Submitted by nozorak on December 27, 2023

Without me taking sides, the situation in Gaza, as you know, turned from horrific to catastrophic, anywhere within the 40 kilometre Gaza Strip. Since early December, I didn’t have contact with most of people there due to bombings and internet blackouts. Just yesterday I received a short message from my former student that they ended up in the middle bombings in the centre of Gaza City, and even in the “safe zone” where their church is, they are slowly dying.