DAY OF PRAYER, FASTING AND PENANCE FOR PEACE (27 OCTOBER 2023)

Circular No. 2023 – 85
23 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: DAY OF PRAYER, FASTING AND PENANCE FOR PEACE (27 OCTOBER 2023)

Dear Brother Priests,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, called for a day of fasting, prayer, and penance on Friday, 27 October 2023. In his Wednesday Audience homily last week he said, “Let us heed the cry for peace of populations, of the people, of the children! Brothers and sisters, war does not solve any problem: it sows only death and destruction, foments hate, and proliferates revenge. War cancels out the future. I urge believers to take just one side in this conflict: that of peace. But not with words — with prayer, with total dedication.”

We encourage our communities to organize prayer initiatives for this intention like the Mass for Peace, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament/Holy Hour, the praying of the holy rosary, or any other celebrations of the Word of God.

We are resending the sample liturgy of the Eucharistic Adoration for Peace in the Holy Land (English and Tagalog), which our communities can use.

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

 

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,


CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

 

 

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