We are Church
we call ourselves brothers and sisters precisely because we are children of God and by his grace we are Church.
In the audience of 6 June 2018 Pope Francis reminded us of the importance of feeling this belonging, of being an active part of the Church.
‘The Church’s mission in the world proceeds through the contribution of all those who are part of her. Some think there are bosses in the Church: the Pope, the bishops, the priests, and then there are the others. No: the Church is all of us! And we all have the responsibility to sanctify one another, to take care of the others. The Church is all of us. Each one has his or her work in the Church, but she is all of us. Indeed, we should think of the Church as a living organism, made up of people we know and with whom we journey, and not as an abstract and distant reality. The Church is we who are journeying; the Church is we who are in this Square today. We: this is the Church.’’
In this 68th September ‘s Prayer Marathon we pray for our Church for all of us, for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives and we entrust ourselves to the protection of the Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (September 29) of Saint Therese of Lisieux ( 1 October) who showed us the little way to get to God the Father.
We invite you to pray with us for church united in fraternal prayer on 28.29 and 30 September.
I found my place in the Church, and this place, my God, you gave it to me! In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love. So I’ll be everything!
Santa Teresina of Lisieux
We are Church
68th International Prayer Marathon
28.29.30 September 2018