Wednesday, August 16, 2006

St. Maron, Mpls, parishioners, guests gather to intercede for the Middle East

St Maron Maronite Rite Catholic Church in Minneapolis held a multi-faith demonstration last week, praying for peace in the Middle East.

Above, members of St. Maron in Minneapolis light candles in front of the church following a prayer service and peace march for the Middle East Aug. 8 at St. Maron. Guests included Archbishop Harry Flynn and Bishop Richard Pates, plus Jewish and Muslim leaders.


From left, Jihan Jacobs and her cousin Rosie Jacobs of St. Maron lead the way as a group of youth from the parish participates in the peace march.


From left, Bishop Richard Pates, Father Sharbel Maroun, pastor of St. Maron, and Hamdy El-Sawaf of the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of Minnesota exchange greetings during the peace march. Catholic Spirit

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

May God bless them and hear the prayers of these fine leaders and people who pray for peace in that region! This is very heartening to read, a nice change from all the hate rhetoric I see way too much in the blogosphere abotu this issue! Thanks for the post, Ray!