Hundreds attend solidarity Mass for Sr. Pat
Hundreds of representatives from religious and lay sectors attended a Solidarity Mass for Sr. Patricia Fox, NDS on April 27 organized by the Association of the Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP).
Fr. Cielito Almazan, OFM, the AMRSP chair, presided over the Eucharistic celebration, together with concelebrant priests on Friday, 3:00 p.m. at the St. Anthony Shrine in Sampaloc, Manila.
In his homily the priest emphasized that Fox knew God and God knew her because amid the recent events, she “has spent time praying to God.”
Before the end of Mass, Almazan invited the religious sister to be prayed over by those present. The prayer came from St. Francis’ blessing.
God has the last say
Almazan added that most people would ask, “What is the meaning of all this?” However, “For Sr. Pat”, he said, “she does not anymore ask, ‘What is the meaning of this’, because she knew in her heart that this time has come. She knows in her heart that there is Resurrection – that God has the last say – for He raised Jesus from the dead.”
The AMRSP chair even connected his homily with Jesus’ assuring words to his troubled disciples: “Do not be troubled, have faith in me,” as well as Jesus’ words to Thomas, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”
Almazan then concluded with words of encouragement: “We continue connecting ourselves with Jesus through our hearts, with our communities, continuing to advance the Kingdom of God,” where “we can find justice, peace, fulfillment, and joy.”
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