Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Week

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

The Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held in St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina, on Tuesday, January 18th at 7.30pm.

“Peace “is both a gift from on high and the fruit of a shared commitment.” Gift from on high: we need to implore it of Jesus because we are not capable of preserving it. We can truly build peace only if we have peace in our hearts, only if we receive it from the Prince of peace. But peace is also our commitment: it asks us to take the first step, it demands concrete actions. It is built by being attentive to the least, by promoting justice, with the courage to forgive thus extinguishing the fire of hatred. And it needs a positive outlook as well, one that always sees, in the Church as well as in society, not the evil that divides us, but the good that unites us! Getting depressed or complaining is useless. We need to roll up our sleeves to build peace. At the beginning of this year, may the Mother of God, the Queen of Peace, obtain harmony in our hearts and in the entire world.”

Pope Francis