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Entries for March 2020

Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark during the prayer service over which he presided on the steps of St Peter's Basilica on Friday evening. Here is the full text. “When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void, that stops everything as it passes by; we feel it in the air, we notice in people’s gestures, their g...

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St. Anne Community,  As you all know, there is great concern regarding the COVID-19 virus and how it can spread rapidly if precaution is not taken. For this reason, we will be suspending Adoration in the chapel until further notice effective Tuesday, March 17th. Please understand that this decision is not being made out of fear but out of love for our Adorers and community. We want to ensure the safety and well-being of all to the best of our abilities. That being said, let us take a moment to reflect on an important lesson hidden in this situation. Praying in the presence of Christ before the Blessed Sacrament ...

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