“You were buried with him in baptism,
in which you were also raised with him.” (cf. Col 2: 12)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Lenten period, which leads us to the celebration of Holy Easter, is for the Church a most valuable and important liturgical time, in view of which I am pleased to offer a specific word in order that it may be lived with due diligence. As she awaits the definitive encounter with her Spouse in the eternal Easter, the Church community, assiduous in prayer and charitable works, intensifies her journey in purifying the spirit, so as to draw more abundantly from the Mystery of Redemption the new life in Christ the Lord (cf. Preface I of Lent). English French Spanish.
God of all creation, as we weep with our family in Haiti, console us.
In this time of crisis, open our eyes to look beyond the disaster
to see Christ in our brothers and sisters in Haiti, as Christ sees us.
Be with all creation; strengthen us in solidarity with those living and working in Haiti. All creation returns to you in mourning and your grace guides our efforts to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, comfort the grieving and stand for justice.
With your mercy, sustain us at this time as we continue to work for peace and justice.
Care of Catholic Relief Services/CRS
Dios de toda la Creación, mientras lloramos con nuestra familia de Haití, consuélanos.
En estos tiempos de crisis, abre nuestro ojos para que podamos ver, más allá de la catástrofe,
a Cristo en nuestros hermanos y hermana de Haití, como Cristo nos ve a nosotros.
Acompaña a toda la Creación, danos la fuerza, en solidaridad con aquellos que viven y trabajan en Haití.
Toda la creación responde con luto y Tu gracia guía nuestros esfuerzos, dando de comer al hambriento, refugio al sin techo, consuelo al que sufre, y defendiendo la justicia.
Con tu misericordia, ayúdanos en estos momentos, mientras seguimos trabajando por la paz y la justicia.
De Catholic Relief Services / CRS