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Friday, 24 August 2012

Love one another as I have loved you

"St Cajetan holding the Child Jesus"
acrylic on panel 2012
On Monday the second largest annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sameiro took place, presided over by the Auxiliary Bishop of Braga, Dom Manuel Linda, who confirmed in his homily to the thousands of people attending, that the church considers it "a sin which cries to Heaven" that companies and people take advantage of the financial crisis "to unnecessarily leave salaries low and not raise them in line with inflation and living costs, without having good reason for doing so". 
The financial crisis which is causing so much pain to so many ordinary people is being used by those who caused it, to rise to ever new heights of greed and corruption. Let us pray that their short sighted thirst for ever more profit, is countered by those who will be spurred on to work for the common good inspired by Our Lord's command to "Love one another as I have loved you".

Our Lady of Sameiro

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