The February HOP in English
We pray with the Church and the World
Universal:Care for Creation
- That we may take good care of creation – a gift freely given – cultivating and protecting it for future generations.
“I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We
need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing,
and its human roots, concern and affect us all.” Laudato Si
- That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.
“One cannot write off a religion because there are some groups — or sometimes many groups — of fundamentalists,” One can dialogue with them.” Pope Francis
“We must be more aware of this new evil that, in a global world, wants to hide it because it is scandalous and “politically incorrect.” Pope Francis
1st – 7th Feb World inter faith harmony week
20th Feb World day of Social justice.
We Pray with the Institute
Let us remember in prayer:
Jane Frances Mulongo who has just begun as Province Leader in Eastern Africa.
Mary Burkart (Spain) Catherine Okari (East Africa) Anastasia Kiriongi (East Africa) Ha Thi Le (Australia) Archana Gomes (India) Lisiane Magdeleine (Mauritius) as they come together for the Institute history under the guidance of Barbara Murphy, assisted by Kathryn Keigher from the 4th February to 27th March.
God of all cultures, God of all people,
Help us not to label anyone inferior or second-class.
Help us overcome our attitudes and oppression.
May we broaden our vision and widen our tents
so that plurality and diversity determine who we are:
People called and committed to a world united
In justice and peace, now and forever.