Friday, January 18, 2008

Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

Today marks the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Although taken over by Ecumenists, the Octave is actually very Catholic in its origins - seeking the unity of all men in the one true Church of Jesus Christ.

In fact, even the timing of this event is steeped in Catholic Culture. The Octave begins on the feast of the Chair of St. Peter at Rome - the divinely appointed foundation of Christian Unity - and concludes on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul - the conversion of a fanatical enemy of Christ and His holy Church to the greatest Evangelist the world has ever known.

Saint Peter and Saint Paul, pray for us!

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