A Canadian Prayer for Lent 2020
We thank God the Creator for the inspiration of those throughout the world who hear the cry of the earth and cry of the poor especially those who lost their lives by assassination because of their defence of the natural land and indigenous peoples.
In Amazonia they are many and include Fr. Ezechiele Ramin in 1985, Sr. Dorothy Stang, in 2005, and to name just two in 2019: Dilma Ferreira Silva, on 22 March and Maxciel Pereira dos Santos on 6 September. We ask that they may rest in peace through the grace of the God.
We pray that, as the Holy Father has asked, we will feel outrage as God does, in the face of the injustice, crimes and harm done to Amazonia and its indigenous peoples.
As Canadians this Share Lent we beg forgiveness for indifference and indirect responsibility as consumers and pray that we will respond by conversion and acts of solidarity through D&P/Caritas Canada to help protect and sustain the land and people. Amen
by Andrew Conradi, ofs
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