Prayer for Persecuted Christians
“The Church does not forget and does not abandon her children who have been exiled on account of their faith: they must know that a daily prayer is raised for them and that we are grateful for the witness they offer.”
"WATCH WITH ME ONE HOUR"
In our times perhaps more than in any other, our prayers are needed to support those many Christians who are persecuted for their faith around the world. We remember them in a special way in our prayer in Barna.
Those of you who attended some of our prayer vigils for persecuted Christians in Hampton and contributed also materially at a particular time of heightened distress, will remember the stories that came to us from Mosul thanks to the Iraqi Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena, depicting the hardships and suffering faced by the people there in the wake of the assault on their city by Daesh. In exile themselves with their people, the sisters have been ministering to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Iraqi Kurdistan and you can see an update here from one of the sisters.
Let us keep all of our brothers and sisters in our prayers. See our Diary page for future prayer events.
Servant of God Fr Ragheed Ganni
This article appeared in our December 2014 edition of the Newsletter. This year, the cause of Fr Ragheed Ganni, and his three companions, has officially been opened at the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. There are a number of steps involved in the recognition and canonization of saints. With the opening of Fr Ganni’s cause, the first stage has begun and he is now officially known as “Servant of God”.