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Wednesday 9 June 2010

Pray for Priests for Europe, a "Continent of Devastation"

‘In the 20th Century, great efforts were made to stop people believing, to make them reject Christ. Towards the end of the century, the end of the millennium, those destructive forces were weakened, yet they left a trail of devastation behind them. I am speaking of the devastation of consciences, with ruinous consequences in the moral sphere - affecting personal and social morality and the mores of family life. Pastors of souls, who engage every day with the spiritual lives of their flocks, know this better than anyone… Sadly one could describe Europe at the dawn of the new millennium as a continent of devastation. Political programmes, aimed principally at economic development, are not enough to heal wounds of this nature. On the contrary, they could even make them worse. Here an enormous task opens up for the Church. The evangelical harvest in today’s world is great indeed. We have only to ask the Lord, and to ask insistently, that he send labourers for this harvest, ready and waiting to be reaped.’ From Pope John Paul II’s Memory and Identity

In these final days of the Year of the Priest, please remember to pray for these ‘labourers for the harvest’. If you could spare some time to pray in the Good Counsel Network Chapel, you would be very welcome.

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