Catholic Business Journal joins and encourages our readers to join with us and with both Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) in a Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during this pandemic. The novena begins today, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation.
“As our community continues to pray for you,” writes Andrew Abela, Dean of the business school, “we ask for you to keep us in your intentions as we form the next business leaders of our country in virtue, assist them in succeeding in the business world, and teach them how to handle crises, like these, armed with the principles of solidarity, subsidiarity, common good, and the dignity of the human person.”
“God does not abandon us,” says Archbishop Gomez, president of the USCCB, “he goes with us even now in this time of trial and testing. In this moment, it is important for us to anchor our hearts in the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. Now is the time to intensify our prayers and sacrifices for the love of God and the love of our neighbor. Let us draw closer to one another in our love for him, and rediscover the things that truly matter in our lives.
“United with our Holy Father Pope Francis, let us pray in solidarity for our brothers and sisters here and around the world who are sick. Let us pray for those who have lost loved ones to this virus. May God console them and grant them peace.
“We pray also for doctors, nurses, and caregivers, for public health officials and all civic leaders. May God grant them courage and prudence as they seek to respond to this emergency with compassion and in service to the common good.”
Find the Archbishop’s recommended prayer in the article linked below.
- U.S. Bishops turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe for prayers amid coronavirus spread – Catholic Business Journal