Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday Prayers for the People of Paris, France - Franciscan Call for Peace




United States of America • Canada • Ireland • England • Malta • Lithuania ENGLISH SPEAKING CONFERENCE OF THE ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR SECRETARIAT: 125 Thompson Street • New York, NY 10012 • 212.674.4388 exec@escofm.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRANCISCANS CALL FOR PEACE IN WAKE OF PARIS TRAGEDY
We join our voices to those around the world to express our deepest condolences following horrific acts of terror that took place in Paris yesterday. We continue to yearn and work for a world that is free of vengeance and violence and terror.
We pray for all of those whose lives were lost, all those who have been gravely injured, and those who now bear the burden of grief; for all those who have rushed in to provide assistance and security; and that we might find new ways to give birth to peace from the ashes of terror.
We call upon the spirit and intercession of our founder, St. Francis of Assisi, that we might all become “instruments of peace” and that all people of goodwill can come to see that terror and violence are never the solutions to the problems we face.
May all those whose lives were taken in this tragedy rest in peace, and may everyone – especially the people of Paris – feel the closeness of our Loving God during these days of trial and struggle.
Provincial Ministers of the English Speaking Conference of the Franciscan Order
Very Rev. Hugh McKenna, OFM
Province of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Very Rev. Kevin Mullen, OFM
Holy Name Province
New York, NY, USA
Very Rev. James Gannon, OFM
Assumption BVM Province
Franklin, WI, USA
Very Rev. Primo Piscitello, OFM
Immaculate Conception Province
New York, NY, USA
Very Rev. Marc LeGoanvec, OFM
St. Joseph Province
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Very Rev. Patrick Lonsdale
Immaculate Conception Custody
London, England
Very Rev. Dennis Vavrek, OFM
Christ the King Province
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Very Rev. Jack Clark Robinson, OFM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Province
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Very Rev. William Spencer, OFM
Sacred Heart Province
St. Louis, MO, USA
Very Rev. John Hardin, OFM
Saint Barbara Province
Oakland, CA, USA
Very Rev. Jeff Scheeler, OFM
Saint John the Baptist Province
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Very Rev. Richard Grech, OFM
St. Paul the Apostle Province
Malta
Very Rev. Astijus Kungys, OFM
St. Casimir Province
Vilnius, Lithuania
Very Rev. Jozo GrbeŇ°, OFM
Croatian Custody of the Holy Family
Chicago, IL, USA
The English Speaking Conference represents more than 1,600 Franciscan friars
living and ministering in the English-speaking countries of the world.

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