Mary the maiden from Nazareth was raised to the pinnacle of glory today. The human family joins her in her blessings. She is celebrated by the great English poet as “our tainted nature’s solitary boast.”
May we celebrate the gift of our parents today. As St. Anne and Joachim brought forth our mother Mary, the protector of all against the pandemic, let each family be the holy family and let parents and children stand together at this moment of COVID-19 challenge.
The Covid pandemic has radically changed the face of education. Online learning is by far the most compelling alternative which ensures physical distancing and safe learning in a home-based environment. Education is going through a paradigm shift.
On this grim day of sadness, we offer this nation to the protection of the Lord and pray that those who continue to sow seeds of hatred and disunity be “collected in bundles and consigned to the fire of history” as the master in the parable did.
The ancient monument of emperors and sultans promises to be a stage of much self-promotion, with the court decision coming in time for prayers to take place on July 15, the date marking the failed coup attempt.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30)