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A Charity Reflection on 9/11

trinity-churchThere were no Twin Towers — no skyscrapers at all — when Elizabeth Seton walked the streets of lower New York. Trinity Church with its graceful spire was the tallest building. Elizabeth was baptized there; some of her relatives are buried in the churchyard that was covered with ash and debris on September 11, 2001.

On this anniversary of that tragic day, let us continue to pray:
“In faith we commend the victims and survivors of 9/11, with their families and loved ones, to God’s compassionate embrace.
In hope of the peace which surpasses understanding, we commend the perpetrators to God’s bottomless mercy.”

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3 Responses to A Charity Reflection on 9/11

  1. Penelope Ann Carter Dougherty September 11, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    But the Eucharist was there …………. at St. Peter’s. And, it still is.

    • Mary Kay Finneran September 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

      So many commentators today talkIng of the great Spirit of Unity in the weeks, months after or following the attack. May we foster, develop and grow that SPIRIT again these days. Sr. Mary Kay

  2. Peggy B Cekoric September 11, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    On my early morning walk this morning I wore myBB hat that says, I ♥ NY MORE THAN EVER, and tears and prayers came forth! PBC

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