a priest's musings on the journey

Monday, June 18, 2007

St Jude


Today the Eastern Church commemorates St Jude, the cousin of Jesus who is said to have bore a remarkable likeness to Jesus. He is the patron of lost causes, and, I must mention, he is the patron of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (a popular soccer team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


On his day I ask your prayers for
+ those suffering with HIV/AIDS
+ those oppressed because of their sexuality
+ those afraid to live openly and truthfully because of fear of rejection and
persecution
+ those who seek God who are continually turned away by the Church
+ those who suffer depression and mental distress
+ those who have died at the hands of homophobic hatred
+ those who wish to end their lives to escape their pain
+ those who bear the Mark of Christ and yet are forbidden the grace of koinonia
+ the oppressed, the sick, the lonely, the sorrowful, the desparate, the forgotten
:: posted by Padre Rob+, 8:33 PM

3 Comments:

I do hope these causes are not lost ones!
Blogger John the organist, at 4:00 PM  
I'm a non-practicing flamenguista... :p
Blogger Luiz Coelho, at 11:35 AM  
now, sweety, how did I know that ;)
Blogger PadreRob+, at 4:04 PM  

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