P1000621The crisis at the southern borders of our country with the overwhelming influx of immigrants makes us want solutions NOW.  The situation is complex, and roots of oppression that make people flee their own countries are deep and long standing.  But women and children are suffering, and something must be done to help them.  Click here to see how to help.

This problem, like countless others in our world today, brings us to the Cross of Jesus. Seemingly unbearable suffering is embraced by him and we, like Mary, wait for new P1000222hope in God’s tomorrow.  Pope Francis said last year, “At the foot of the Cross, Mary is at once the woman of sorrow and of watchful expectation. . . . At times I think: do we know how to wait for God’s tomorrow? For her the tomorrow of God is the dawn of Easter morning, the dawn of the first day of the week. . .The single lamp lit at the tomb of Jesus is the hope of the mother, which in that moment is the hope of all humanity.”

“Let your first refuge always be at the feet of Jesus,” said St. Angela Merici.  May we gather there to pray for and find ways to assist all people of sorrow this day.