Tag: Persecution

Sisters Of The Eucharistic Heart Of Jesus Ask For Prayers

I celebrated Mass today with the Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus who live and work here in Anchorage.  (Pictured left from a previous visit.) Before we began, they asked me to offer the Mass for the six sisters from their community who were kidnapped in Nigeria  several weeks ago. Even though we have our own challenges here in the US, we fail to realize the day-to-day sacrifices and challenges faced by so many in the world today.  There are so many refugees looking for a safe place to live, and the numbers of […]

A Mother’s Courageous Faith

The individuals in today’s first reading from 2 Maccabees 7: 1, 20-31 are inspiring, most especially the mother.  The scene is one of persecution for the faith.  As King Antiochus is forcing the Hebrews to abandon their faith for the ‘state religion’ of pagan worship, we find this mother witnessing the torture and execution of her seven sons. Not only does she encourage them to be faithful to the Tradition during this brief moment of torture, but her words are instruction of faith in God the Creator.  I could not help but think of how important […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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