“No one know how long this war will go on. We rely on our heavenly Father, and He provides all our needs. Thank you, sisters, for your valuable prayers and concern for us and for this suffering country. Keep praying for us. Don’t worry about us. We have surrendered ourselves into the hands of God, entrusting all to Him. As St. Paul writes, ‘In life and in death, we belong to the Lord.’”
The news that four members of the Missionaries of Charity, the religious order founded by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, were among 16 people killed today by gunmen at a retirement home in Yemen, is deeply troubling and sad.
Well, the Synod for the New Evangelization here in Rome is winding down. On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate the closing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. On Monday, I’m coming home!
This is Friday, and I’m daydreaming . . . I admit it! Please don’t tell the Holy Father!
All our talk . . . all our ideas . . . all our discussion . . . all our proposals . . . yes, this has been valuable and will, please God, result in a credible and effective document.
But, as I sit…