Monday, 14 March 2011

The Great Wave

Katsushika Hokusai's  (1760-1849) extraordinary picture depicting the powerlessness of humanity in the face of the forces of nature and history, takes on an almost unbearable poignancy in view of the unfolding events in Japan.
We continue to hold the Japanese people in our own prayers and commend them all to the prayers of Our Lady of Akita (here)

Almighty and everlasting God, the comfort of the sad, the strength of those who suffer, let the prayers of your children who cry out of any tribulation come to you. To every soul that is distressed, grant mercy, grant relief, grant refreshment, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Gelasian Sacramentary)
And see here  (Thanks to Fr John Abberton at Stella Maris for the link to this report )

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