A week for life
Brothers and sisters, we have been listening to numerous calls for destroying life for decades. Today’s hypocritical society teaches that freedom lies in being able to kill the lives that have only begun. These misconceptions about a view on life are unbelievably horrible, and at the same time, we are all dissatisfied as we are not enjoying ourselves. We can claim that we have found ourselves at a dead end as the people of today.
That’s why I determine the celebration of “A week for life”, starting from March 19 2019, the feast of Saint Joseph, until the feast of Annunciation on March 25. During that time, all of us will ponder on perspective of these issues; we want to start a new attitude towards sanctity of family and marriage by preparing the young for the sacrament of marriage. It wasn’t devastated by original sin or the flood. Jesus raised the reality of married life to a level of sacrament and He became a human being by being born in human family. Only authentic families guarantee the future.
We will address God by a special prayer of Saint John Paul II and pray to Holy Family during those days so that a genuine family life may flourish among us.
+ Stanislav Hočevar,
Archbishop of Belgrade and metropolitan
PRAYER FOR LIFE
O Mary, bright dawn of the new world,Mother of the living,to you do we entrust the cause of life.
Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born,of the poor whose lives are made difficult,of men and women who are victims of brutal violence,of the elderly and the sick killedby indifference or out of misguided mercy.Grant that all who believe in your Sonmay proclaim the Gospel of lifewith honesty and loveto the people of our time.
Obtain for them the graceto accept that Gospelas a gift ever new,the joy of celebrating it with gratitudethroughout their livesand the courage to bear witness to itresolutely, in order to build,together with all people of good will,the civilization of truth and love,to the praise and glory of God,the Creator and lover of life.
Saint John Paul II
Prayers: The Our Father, The Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
Mary, Mother of the family! Pray for us!