Online Prayer: Hearing the whispers of the poor suffering

ONLINE PRAYER

We have changed the title of the prayer for 23 July. The heart breaking words, “I Can’t Breathe” uttered by George Floyd are now clearly associated with highlighting racism in the United States. Many found their use in the context of this Covid-19 prayer inappropriate and insensitive. We sincerely apologize.

July 23, 2020 – 3pm (CEST)

You are invited to participate in a worldwide prayer for all those affected by Covid at this moment

Link to participate
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89788103343

Meeting ID: 897 8810 3343

 

 

10 thoughts on “Online Prayer: Hearing the whispers of the poor suffering

  1.   A Veloso says:

    Hello UISG.
    I am from the Media Bureau of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines.
    Will you be posting this on Facebook as well? We are interested in also broadcasting (crossposting) this prayer on our website.
    Thank you very much!
    Br. Aaron Veloso

  2.   Troubled says:

    The title seem highly inappropriate for the reason to gather for prayer. It’s upsetting to see this popularized as just a catch phrase. I’m sure just about all of us know the phrase “I can’t breathe” is associated with the issues on race relations particularly in the United States. It is clear how oblivious the Catholic church is to racial disparities or how they choose to ignore issues around race which they are very much a part of.

    •   Ufficio Comunicazioni says:

      Thank you for your comment! We have changed the title of the prayer for 23 July. The heart breaking words, “I Can’t Breathe” uttered by George Floyd are now clearly associated with highlighting racism in the United States. Many found their use in the context of this Covid-19 prayer inappropriate and insensitive. We sincerely apologize.

  3.   Mary Lyons says:

    Thank you. I am so glad you changed the title of the prayer. I could never understand why it was used in the first place.
    The webinars are wonderful. I did miss that of the 22nd but look forward to video at a later time.

    Thank you.

  4. Dear Patricia, thank you so much for organizing this prayer.
    Thank God I was able to participate in it fully.
    To see almost 1000 people from around the World praying together is a hopeful sign!

    Blessings and many greetings,
    Maria Theresia SSpS

  5.   Adriana Zamora says:

    Hola gracias por este maravillo momento de oración; sera posible que nos faciliten por escrito los momentos de la luz y de las letanías de lamento ( en español)
    muchas gracias

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