During my mission in England I had the privilege of meeting many holy people whose prayers are bearing great fruit. Among the incredibly holy priests I met is Fr. Soji, on my left, who began a small prayer group that now numbers 9,000 and is still growing! He is very devout, (reminds me of St. Francis) with an intense prayer life, and a heart of love for the whole world. Each one of us has a special place in the Father’s heart and a special mission, and our prayers are critical for this suffering world. “Blessed Mother, please ask Jesus to increase our desire to pray. Jesus, please teach us to pray in communion with you for the whole world. Please make this world a loving, safe place for families and children, and the whole human family.”
I am just back from England where I had my own “marathon” of sorts in the form of a mission! Highlights included: training youth for street evangelization and then actually doing it; inviting parishioners representing countries from around the world to pray, in their native tongue, for their country of origin, for England and for all nations; singing William Blake’s “Jerusalem”, for Brits in their native land; praying with people of many different nationalities for healing and peace; singing in parishes and meeting so many beautiful people; meeting the awesome Keralite community that is re-evangelizing England! We cannot forget that the Church exists in order to evangelize; to lead all people to Christ, the Savior of the world. And each one of us has a part to play in this great mission of mercy.