Novena for Peace in Central African Republic: Day 3

“… she’s got seven small kids and nothing left”

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.”



“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.


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