PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS


ANY PROCEEDS FROM ‘CALM THE SOUL’ WILL BE DIRECTED TO CHARITIES WHICH SUPPORT PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

The persecution of Christians is one of the biggest human rights issues of our time. The 2019 World Watch List states that between Nov 2017 and November 2018 there were:

The websites listed here are just some of those that support Christians in these difficult circumstances and help to raise awareness of what is happening globally:

https://htp.org

https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/

https://www.acnireland.org/

https://www.opendoorsuk.org/persecution/trends/

https://www.churchinneed.org/the-persecuted-church/

 

 

 




O God,
I pray that I may know You and love You
So as eternally to rejoice in You.
And if, in the present life, I cannot do so fully,
Grant that my love and knowledge may at least grow on earth
That my joy may be fully in Heaven:
A joy expected here and there fulfilled.
O Lord our Father,
You counselled or rather commanded through Your Son,
That we ask for this fullness of joy, and You promised to grant it.
I ask of You, O Lord, that which, through Your Wonder-Counsellor,
You encouraged us to ask and promised to grant:
That our joy may be full!
Let my mind meditate on this joy, my tongue speak of it,
My heart desire it, my words extol it,
My soul hunger for it, my flesh thirst for it,
My whole substance yearn for it,
Until I enter into the joy of my God
Who is Triune and One,
Blessed forever.
Amen.


St. Bonaventure