Monday, June 2, 2014

Theatre night coming up at St. Clare of Assisi

Parish to put on a play about its patron saint
Pope Francis prays in front of the tomb of St. Clare inside the basilica in her name in Assisi, Italy, in October 2013. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
St. Clare of Assisi will receive a night in the spotlight at the local parish named in her honour. A play and a presentation on her life and times in the 13th century will take place at St. Clare of Assisi Parish June 13. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Remember suffering Syrians, CRS leader implores
Syrian children from Aleppo play in a shanty near Gaziantep, Turkey, May 25. According to UN agencies, more than 40 per cent of Syria's pre-war population of 22.4 million has been displaced by the conflict. CNS photo / Sedat Suna, EPA.
As agencies meet at the Vatican to discuss the Syria crisis, the head of Catholic Relief Services said that the Church cannot forget those who suffer and must advocate for peace as well as provide aid. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

House of Commons adopts national palliative care strategy motion

A Dominican postulant prays in the chapel at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, N.Y. The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne staff a nursing home that provides palliative care to people with incurable cancer who are in financial need. CNS photo / Gregory A. Shemitz.
The Catholic bishops, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF), and other groups are welcoming the passage of a motion to bring in a national palliative care strategy. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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