04 August 2014

Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis for August 2014: Refugees, Oceania

The Flight into Egypt, 1393-99, Melchior Broederlam
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon [Web Gallery of Art]

Universal Intention - Refugees

That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.

[Photos above from Wikipedia]

Evangelization Intention - Oceania

That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region

Kurt Zion Pala (holding child), Columban seminarian from Iligan City, Philippines, in Fiji

Kurt Zion Pala, left, Columban seminarian from Iligan City, Philippines, with Indo-Fijian family in Fiji

Serafina Vuda, Columban Lay Missionary from Fiji, with young friends in Bacolod City, Philippines, 2009. Serafina, whose work as a lay missionary led her to live in Chile, Ireland, Hong Kong and the USA, died in Los Angeles 0n 31 May this year.

[Photos above from MISYONonline.com]

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