Saturday, June 1, 2013
Pope Francis to Lead a Worldwide Holy Hour on Corpus Christi
In a historic event, Pope Francis is inviting Catholics from around the world to join him for an hour of Eucharistic adoration this Sunday June 2nd at 11 AM ET. On this day honoring the Most Precious Body and Blood of Jesus may all consider joining Our Holy Father in a beautiful unity of prayer and adoration. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization explained that the theme of the event is "One Lord, One Faith"
The Holy Father has provided two intentions for the Holy Hour:
The first papal intention is: “For the Church spread throughout the world and united today in the adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist as a sign of unity. May the Lord make her ever more obedient to hearing his word in order to stand before the world ‘ever more beautiful, without stain or blemish, but holy and blameless.’ That through her faithful announcement, the Word that saves may still resonate as the bearer of mercy and may increase love to give full meaning to pain and suffering, giving back joy and serenity.”
Pope Francis’ second intention is: “For those around the world who still suffer slavery and who are victims of war, human trafficking, drug running and slave labor. For the children and women who are suffering from every type of violence. May their silent scream for help be heard by a vigilant Church, so that, gazing upon the crucified Christ, she may not forget the many brothers and sisters who are left at the mercy of violence. Also, for all those who find themselves in economically precarious situations, above all for the unemployed, the elderly, migrants, the homeless, prisoners and those who experience marginalization. That the Church’s prayer and its active nearness give them comfort and assistance in hope and strength and courage in defending human dignity.”
Thank you all and may a great many of us be able to join Our Dear Holy Father tomorrow. Amen.