Yesterday people of all faiths came together to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to pray, to reflect. Last time I was in the Cathedral was to witness the beautiful beginning of a vocational journey for the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth. And I thought the Cathedral was full then! Yesterday, when I tuned in to the live stream, I was touched to see so many people coming together in the house of our Lord…putting aside their differences, their politics and together seeking healing. The place was overflowing.
I was moved by President Obama’s speech and I want to share it with you. Especially today in the wake of more death; we need to hold onto hope, to love. Let us pray for Boston, for family and friends, for victims, for police…and yes, for the bombers. It may be hard to remember in the midst of this pain and anger…but they are real people, with real hearts and souls. Just like me…just like you…they need Jesus’ Divine Mercy.
We know that they will feel the full weight of justice, but I pray they also feel the full embrace of our Lord’s mercy.
Throughout the day I will be praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for Boston and all those involved in this tragedy. If you feel called to do so, I invite you to join in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Here are the prayers if you’re not familiar with the prayer.
For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Mother Olga at the Cathedral, consoling those impacted in Boston.