Femicide is an issue that is very much in the public eye during this month. It is a scourge of our times. Women and children, even tiny babies are subjected to sexual violence far too often. The confirmation candidates were given a project to research the lives of virgin martyrs in the history of the Church. As Eva shared with her mom, “I was shocked to find out how many young girl martyrs there are.”
Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab according to the word of the Lord and there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like him. Deut 34:1-12.
Pope Francis: The Church lives within the communion of the saints. The Eucharist becomes a spiritual union binding us to the saints. Their holiness comes to the aid, to fortify our weakness of some with the strength of others. FM22