Deeply saddened by the atrocity in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvrary, France, on Tuesday last, not a day passes without an event occurring in the world revealing the devil’s work and reminding us of the need for constant prayer. At Fatima, Our Lady asked us to recite the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of war. Father Jacques Hamel’s (may he rest in peace) Archbishop Rt. Rev. Father Dominique Lebrun said, “I cry out to God with all men of goodwill. The Catholic Church cannot take up weapons other than those of prayer and brotherhood among men.” Archbishop Dominique has called us to arms, let us heed his words and use the most powerful weapon known to man, prayer. Please join your local Knights of Saint Columba in reciting the Rosary for nine days from Saturday 6th August, whether that be individually, as family group, prayer group or as a parish. Be inclusive, include non-catholics, non-believers, include all.  Thank you.
Liam Rand, Grand Knight, Council 192. 07952 944833.