Our Lady Queen of Palestine….pray for us…
(Her Feast Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in October)
‘God of Comfort,
send your Spirit to encompass all those whose lives
are torn apart by violence and death in Israel and Palestine.
You are the Advocate of the oppressed
and the One whose eye is on the sparrow.
Let arms reach out in healing, rather than aggression.
Let hearts mourn rather than militarize.’
Full prayer by Rose Berger:
(From Sojourners website)
Two weeks on and it is nothing but bad news in Palestine. There are so many articles out there, and the news is changing pretty much hourly, that it has been hard to keep up. I have tried to include a diverse selection of pieces.
We have also had some very sad news amongst our own. Anne Peacey our Chair writes: –
NJPN is very sorry to share the sad news that Geoff, our Administrator, is seriously ill in hospital. Please could we all pray for Geoff, his family and his many close friends. Thank you.
(Very appropriate today as it is the Feast of Our Lady of Palestine, and Geoff spent several holidays out there seeing friends and helping with the olive planting/harvesting).
Details of our Networking Evening on the 21st November are below, and we are hoping that as many of you as possible will be attending. It will be your chance to discuss your burning issues, and share your successes with others.
Our next e-bulletin should be out around the 12th November. Any articles for inclusion will need to be received by the 10th November please.