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  • Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto
    Photo of Lúcia Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto | photo by Joshua Benoliel
    Image: Photo of Lúcia Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto | photo by Joshua Benoliel

    Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto

    Saint of the Day for February 20

    (Jacinta: 1910 – February 20, 1920 | Francisco: 1908 – April 14, 1919)

     

    Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto’s Story

    Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese shepherd children from Aljustrel, received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fátima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. At that time, Europe was involved in an extremely bloody war. Portugal itself was in political turmoil, having overthrown its monarchy in 1910; the government disbanded religious organizations soon after.

    At the first appearance, Mary asked the children to return to that spot on the thirteenth of each month for the next six months. She also asked them to learn to read and write and to pray the rosary “to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.” They were to pray for sinners and for the conversion of Russia, which had recently overthrown Czar Nicholas II and was soon to fall under communism. Up to 90,000 people gathered for Mary’s final apparition on October 13, 1917.

    Less than two years later, Francisco died of influenza in his family home. He was buried in the parish cemetery and then re-buried in the Fátima basilica in 1952. Jacinta died of influenza in Lisbon in 1920, offering her suffering for the conversion of sinners, peace in the world, and the Holy Father. She was re-buried in the Fátima basilica in 1951. Their cousin Lúcia dos Santos, became a Carmelite nun and was still living when Jacinta and Francisco were beatified in 2000; she died five years later. Pope Francis canonized the younger children on his visit to Fátima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first apparition–May 13, 2017. The shrine of Our Lady of Fátima is visited by up to 20 million people a year.


    Reflection

    The Church is always very cautious about endorsing alleged apparitions, but it has seen benefits from people changing their lives because of the message of Our Lady of Fátima. Prayer for sinners, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and praying the rosary—all these reinforce the Good News Jesus came to preach.


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  • Feb 20, Invitatory for Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent

    Ribbon Placement:
    Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
    Antiphon: 1043
    Psalm: 1044

    Christian Prayer:
    Antiphon: 687
    Psalm: 688

    Lord, open my lips.
    And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

    Ant. Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

    Psalm 95

    Come, let us sing to the Lord
    and shout...

Ontario Call for Conscience
old-folksPlease read this important information on the upcoming Provincial Election 2018.

The Problem

Assisted suicide has been legal in Canada since June 2016. Discussions are already taking place to expand the criteria to minors, people with psychiatric illness and those with dementia. This puts people who are lonely and isolated at risk of choosing euthanasia simply because they don’t have anyone who cares and can give them hope. Today in Ontario:
Physicians and other caregivers are forced to participate in euthanasia against their will, by referring their patients.
Pro-euthanasia groups are threatening to sue faith based hospitals unless they allow euthanasia on the premises.
Only a third of the population has access to adequate palliative care, so they are being denied real choice on end of life issues.

This places physicians, nurses and other health professionals in an impossible situation – assist in the killing of their patients or lose the ability to care for patients at all.  

This is happening despite constitutional protections for freedom of conscience and religion in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (s.2).

The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience represents more than 110 healthcare facilities (with almost 18,000 care beds and 60,000 staff) and more than 5,000 physicians across Canada. Our members
are unable to participate in taking a patient’s life due

to moral, ethical or philosophical convictions.

The Solution

The Ontario legislature has the power to protect conscience rights for individuals and facilities and to provide adequate palliative care and mental health services so that people will not see assisted suicide as their only option. Our efforts in Manitoba helped to ensure the province passed conscience protection legislation in November 2017.

In advance of the June 2018 provincial election in Ontario, we have the opportunity to ask candidates from all parties three important questions:

1. Will you support legislation to protect doctors, nurses and other health care providers who are being forced to participate in assisted suicide/euthanasia through making a referral?
2. How will you protect facilities from being forced to offer euthanasia/assisted suicide on their premises?
3. How does your party plan to address the lack of quality palliative care in our province?
To get involved, please participate in your Church’s Sign Up Sunday. We will be collecting contact information to help mobilize a large database of people to contact candidates for the 2018 Ontario provincial election.

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