Pope Francis has asked us all to dedicate today November 17th as a special Day for the Poor. It happens as you know that we had arranged a retiring collection for the poor of our parish, through the care of the SVP society. They need your money. The Pope is nudging us to take care of them. But then it goes deeper than that for our personal development. We are not true Christians if we do not align ourselves with the poor. St Francis did this in a radical way and so met Jesus more profoundly than almost any other saint. Pray for those who are poor. Think how you can live more simply – in order simply to discover what we are and the place of all creatures. It all hangs together as the principal focus of being Catholic today.
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