May 13. Our lady of Fatima.  Moyra wondered, “Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three little children with her message, about their current social reality and a call to pray for peace. How many parents really talk with their children about social reality and the problem issues of today. Right now there is so much confusion even about right and wrong, for example should our country support Russia or Ukraine? and support about Or maybe the kids should inform their parents, or whoever their carers are, as they learn far more about these matters at school then we ever knew.  In many ways kids, the young,  are better informed, more capable technologically and make us older people feel quite inadequate at times. However we must not forget how vulnerable young people also are to abuse, e.g. pornography, through their cellphones. Those are really important issues for family consideration.   Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima can be a great support and happiness for families.  

Reflect, share and act. Scripture.  I will greatly rejoice in the Lord. For as the earth brings forth its shoots and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring for the before all the nations.   Is 61:9-11.  Pope Francis:  Nowadays authority is often considered suspect and adults are treated with impertinence. They themselves become uncertain and so fail to offer sure and solid guidance to their children.  AL176.  From FAMILIES AND THE SYNOD. What role can the family play in the process of building a more synodal Church? How can this synodal process help us to better understand, promote and empower the mission of the family within the Church and in the world, as “a leaven of evangelization in society?” (AL 290) Pray. O God, who chose the Mother of your Son to be our Mother too. Grant us that persevering in penance and prayer for peace and the salvation of the world, we may further the reign of Christ. Let us pray once again for the conversion of Russia. Mother of peace, pray for all your children.