03Sep Pope calls for day of prayer, fasting in solidarity with Lebanon

Pope calls for day of prayer, fasting in solidarity with Lebanon

One month after a massive explosion at a fertilizer storage facility tore through Beirut and reopened Lebanon’s old wounds, Pope Francis expresses his and the Church’s solidarity with the
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03Sep Feast day of St Phoebe (also) today

See comments in Today’s Homily Resource (above).

Colleen Gibson’s article from the Global Sisters Report:

… Phoebe appears in Paul’s letter to the Romans, in which he exhorts the Romans: “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of … Read the rest

03Sep 03 September, 2020. Thursday of Week 22 St Gregory the Great, pope and doctor of the Church (Memorial)

Most of us will have tasted the experience of failure in one shape or form. We may have failed to live up to the values and the goals that we had set ourselves; some enterprise or some initiative that we had invested in may have come to nothing; some relationship that was important to us may have slipped away from us. All such experiences can leave us feeling disheartened. Such a move from failure to success is told in the gospel. We can hear Peter's discouragement when he mutters, 'we worked all night and caught nothing.' Then after the miraculous haul of fish he shouts out, 'leave me, Lord; I am a sinful man.' Their initial failure does not have the last word. Jesus changed their fruitless labour into a marvellous catch; and he draws the reluctant Peter into his own work of gathering people into God's kingdom."