A Catholic Monthly Magazine

February

Significant Days in February

February 2: World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

February 8: World Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking (prayer on page 5)

February 11: Our Lady of Lourdes: World Day of Prayer for the Sick

February 26: Ash Wednesday

February 28: Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims of Abuse and Violence (prayer below)

Prayer for Victims of Abuse and Violence
God of endless love, ever caring, ever strong, always present, always just, You gave your only Son to save us by the blood of his cross.
Hear the cries of our brothers and sisters who have been gravely harmed, and the cries of those who love them.
Soothe their restless hearts with hope, steady their shaken spirits with faith.
Grant them justice for their cause, enlightened by your truth.
Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts, heal your people’s wounds and transform brokenness into wholeness.
Grant us the courage and wisdom, humility and grace, to act with justice.
Breathe wisdom into our prayers and labours. Grant that all harmed by abuse may find peace in justice.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Source: US Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Society of Mary Final Professions
In October last year, seven seminary students in Rome made their final profession in the Society of Mary. Pictured with the Superior General, Fr John Larsen SM, (4th from left), they are (from left) Samuele Tukidia (Fiji), Guy Assogoma [Africa], Benedict D'souza [NZ], Stev Youm [Africa], Floyd Gatana (Bougainville), Leandro Martins [Brazil] and Ricardo Gutierrez [Mexico].

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