POPE FRANCIS INVITATION TO PRAY OUR FATHER TOGETHER AT NOON ON 25 MARCH FOR INTERCESSION ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Pearl shared her insights with the others on the feast of the Annunciation. “Mary, a young girl and betrothed to be married, had her life completely turned upside down by the invitation she received through the angel Gabriel to be the mother of the Messiah. She rightly questioned the angel, but her ‘yes’ to God was unconditional and from then she devoted her life to her Son. Hers was an unplanned pregnancy but the conditions may not have been as difficult as some young girls experience. However like Mary can they be encouraged and supported to value this new person who once created should have the right to life and to love? I believe they can.”
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be to me according to your word.” From Luke1:26 – 38.
Pope Francis: A sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness compassion and concern for our fellow human beings. It is inconsistent to combat trafficking in endangered species while remaining indifferent to human trafficking, unconcerned about the poor or undertaking to destroy another human being deemed unwanted. LS 91 I grant to all priests in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the grave sin of procured abortion. There is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach when it finds a repentant heart, seeking to be reconciled with the Father. MM 12.
After reflecting consider an action response and end with prayer