Pope asks prayers for cloistered religious on November 21, feast of Presentation
Catholic World News - November 20, 2013
At the conclusion of his regular public audience on November 20, Pope Francis ask for prayers for monks and nuns living in cloistered communities.
November 21 is the feast of the Presentation, the Pope reminded his Wednesday audience, and that date is traditionally assigned to prayers for cloistered religious. “It is a good occasion,” the Pope remarked, “to thank the Lord for the gift of the many people who, in monasteries and hermitages, dedicate themselves to God in prayer and constructive silence.”
The Pope also mentioned that November 22 has been designated by the UN as the official start of the International Year of Family Farming. He voiced the hope that the observance could help to broaden recognition of “the innumerable benefits that the family brings to the economic, social, cultural and moral growth of the entire human community.”
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