October 4, 2017

A Prayer for the Victims in Las Vegas, Marseille and Edmonton

We are shocked and appalled by the ever-increasing politically and religiously motivated violence and senseless acts of evil, as well as the shameless gloating and unhinged demagoguery of those who try to excuse, normalize and distort these tragedies for their own abhorrent worldview. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the recent attacks in Las Vegas, Marseille and Edmonton and their families. May St. Cajetan of Thiene, St. Victor of Marseille, and St. Jean de Brébeuf watch over you.
Prayer for Victims of Terrorism  
Loving God, welcome into your arms the victims of violence and terrorism. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. Help us in our fear and uncertainty, and bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love. Strengthen all those who work for peace, and may the peace the world cannot give reign in our hearts. Amen.
Also see:
A Prayer for Barcelona
A Prayer for London
A Prayer for Manchester
A Prayer for the Church Bombing Victims in Egypt
A Prayer for Stockholm
A Prayer for St. Petersburg
A Prayer for Westminster
A Prayer for Berlin
Requiescat in Pace: Fr. Jacques Hamel
A Prayer for Nice
A Prayer for Brussels

* Photo of the Seal from the Abbey of St. Victor in Marseille courtesy of www.traditioninaction.org