The international charity Aid to the Church in Need is sponsoring a novena for peace in Central African Republic.
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December 19th – third day: for the women and children, for the widows and the orphans, for the helpless and the sick
“O stock of Jesse, you stand as a signal for the nations; kings fall silent before you whom the peoples acclaim. O come to deliver us, and do not delay.”
COME QUICKLY, LORD. COME, O SAVIOUR!
GRANT US PEACE
“Women are far braver than men: one of them spoke. Selekas killed her husband last Friday, she’s got 7 small kids and nothing left. This testimony made many of us cries”.
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.