Some countries have made
significant progress in establishing sanctuaries on land and in
the oceans where any human intervention is prohibited which
might modify their features or alter their original structures.
the protection of biodiversity, specialists insist on the need
for particular attention to be shown to areas richer both in the
number of species and in endemic, rare or less protected
places need greater protection because of their immense
importance for the global ecosystem, or because they represent
important water reserves and thus safeguard other forms of life.
Stanley inmates now have access to copies of Laudato Si!
was spent visiting African and other inmates at three prisons
which are next to each other: Stanley, Pak Sha Wan and
I'm hoping to visit more inmates at Stanley Prison.
are too many inmates in these prisons for me to visit in one day
....and travelling to and from Stanley is very time consuming
...so l spent last night at the Maryknoll Centre in
below, describes my evening meal ..)
4 readings +
Readings are from
God invited Moses, Aaron, Nadab and 70
to see him face to face.
They saw God face to face and ate and drank in his presence.
Under God's feet the ground was like a pure blue jewel.
God then invited Moses to go up the mountain.
A cloud covered the mountain
and for 6 days the glory of the Lord settled on the mountain.
On the seventh day God spoke with Moses inside the cloud.
Moses stayed on the mountain for about 40 days.
God, thank you for times of prayer
In you, O Lord, I take refuge.
Please hear me and help me.
Be a rock where I can take refuge.
Rescue me from people who want to hurt me.
It is you, O Lord, who are my hope.
In you I have trusted since I was young.
From my mother's womb you have been my help.
My hope has always been in you.
Now that I am
old, please do not forget me.
Now that my strength fails, do not abandon me.
Now that I am old and grey-headed,
may I continue to trust in you and proclaim your help.
To you I will sing with the harp.
All day long my tongue will tell of your goodness to me.
Lord, may all elderly people
put their trust and hope in you
From Jude, servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James,
to those who are dear to God the Father and kept safe,
wishing you mercy and peace and love
I write with urgency to appeal to you:
stand up for the faith that has been entrusted to us
Some false teachers have infiltrated our ranks.
They reject the teaching of our Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
They say "anything goes" in the area of morality.
such people, must be opposed.
Be kind to such people, but with great caution
To God who saves us through Jesus Christ our Lord,
be glory and all honor, now and forever
Jesus, please protect your
church from false
Feast of Saint Martha)
Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him
into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at
the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking.
Martha, who was distracted with all the serving said, ‘Lord,
do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving
all by myself? Please tell her to help me.’
the Lord answered: ‘Martha, Martha,’ he said ‘you worry
and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed
only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part; it is not
to be taken from her.’
please help me stop "worrying and fretting"
It is imperative to evangelize cultures in
order to inculturate the Gospel.
countries of Catholic tradition, this means encouraging,
fostering and reinforcing a richness which
countries of other religious traditions, or profoundly
secularized countries, it will mean sparking new
processes for evangelizing culture, even though these
will demand long-term planning.
must keep in mind, however, that we are constantly being called
to grow. Each culture and social group
needs purification and growth.
the case of the popular cultures of Catholic peoples, we can see
deficiencies which need to be healed by
the Gospel: machismo, alcoholism, domestic violence, low
Mass attendance, fatalistic or superstitious notions which lead
to sorcery, and the like. Popular piety
itself can be the starting point for healing and liberation from
join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the
Europe & Russia Tues:
South Asia Wed:
S.E. Asia & Pacific
Central & North America
please bless the people of East
And praying for prisoners in one
part of China each day of the month:
On this 29th
of the month, Jesus please bless the prisoners of Chongqing
praying for one of the
world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 29th
of the month, Jesus please bless the people of Mauritania
praying for one Islam-related
intention each day of the
please pacify Al-Shabaab
(stopping Africans from being tricked into
bringing drugs to HK)
from Tanzanian inmates in Hong Kong prisons
South Americans from being tricked into bringing drugs to HK)
from South American inmates in Hong Kong prisons
Asylum Seekers' File
South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)