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Lifting of the Oratio Imperata for Rain




Circular No. 2014-25
11 June 2014


TO: ALL CLERGY, SUPERIORS OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES (MEN ANDWOMEN), AND HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: LIFTING OF THE ORATIO IMPERATA FOR RAIN


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Thanks be to God. The government weather agency has officially declared the start of the rainy season in our country. There are signs that the crisis of water has been averted and nature has given us relief. Our prayers and supplications have been answered.



We announce therefore the lifting of the Oratio Imperata Ad Petendam Pluviam that we started on May 18, 2014, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, beginning on Sunday, June 15, 2014. We continue to pray to God, our almighty Father, for good weather, for sufficient water for our fields and reservoir, for temperate storms, and safety from devastating floods and winds. This we ask even as we commit ourselves to the care of the environment and to a more responsible attitude and behavior on the use of our natural resources.

Let us all be good stewards of the wonderful gifts that our loving God gives us.

God bless us all!




Sincerely yours in Christ,

(signed) 
+ LUIS ANTONIO G. CARDINAL TAGLE
Archbishop of Manila