Fratelli Tutti: An ecumenical Christian prayer
O God, Trinity of love,
from the profound communion of your divine life,
pour out upon us a torrent of fraternal love.
Grant us the love reflected in the actions of Jesus,
in his family of Nazareth,
and in the early Christian community.
Grant that we Christians may live the Gospel,
discovering Christ in each human being,
recognizing him crucified
in the sufferings of the abandoned
and forgotten of our world,
and risen in each brother or sister
who makes a new start.
Come, Holy Spirit, show us your beauty,
reflected in all the peoples of the earth,
so that we may discover anew
that all are important and all are necessary,
different faces of the one humanity
that God so loves. Amen.
This ecumenical prayer for all Christians is from Pope Francis’ new encylical Fratelli Tutti, which was published on 4 October 2020.
Fratelli Tutti: a better way is possible!
In his new encyclical, Pope Francis draws on the example of his namesake, the Saint of Assisi, to inspire the people of the world to believe that even at this time of political and moral crisis, transformation can be achieved.
For further information, see the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, or The Jesuit Post.
Pope Francis signs the new encyclical in Assisi
NEW PROGRAMME starting Sunday 4th October: I BELIEVE – a study of the 12 articles of the Creed.
This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other. During the season this year, we enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, that requires radically new ways of living with creation.
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through repenting, repairing, and rejoicing together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
For this, and other videos of Bishop Barron on Vatican II, go to the Word on Fire website:
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