Tuesday, 13 January 2009

ACN Pilgrimage to Walsingham

The inexpressibly important and excellent organisation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) are organising a pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday 27th June 2009. If you want to find out more about it email ACN at acn@acnuk.org or call 020 8642 8668 or click here for the website.

I recently read a report that ACN produced called 'Persecuted and Forgotten?: A Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith', and it made for some pretty heavy bedtime reading I can tell you. We don't hear half of it in the mainstream news. The Church is under attack mainly in areas of Islamic militant extremism, Hindu militant extremism and (surprisingly) Buddhist militants.

Prayer for England

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most gentle
Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England, thy
dowry, and upon us who greatly hope and trust in thee.
By thee it was that Jesus, our Saviour and our hope was
given unto the world; and He has given thee to us that we
might hope still more.

Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and
accept at the foot of the cross, O Sorrowful Mother;
intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one
true fold, they may be united to the Chief Shepherd, the
Vicar of thy Son.

Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith, fruitful in good
works we may all deserve to see and praise God, together
with thee in our heavenly home. Amen.

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