The Cenacolo Prayer Groups dotted all around the country are the very backbone of the Community.
We all know that the guys in the Houses rely on Divine Providence and that is not just food and other material necessities. It is primarily prayer – your prayer, the prayer of their parents and family. Without prayer, the struggle is lost. This spiritual providence is the life-blood of the Community. The guys in ‘our’ House at present are a small number but they have not stopped praying and nor must we.
Even though Prayer Groups cannot meet together at this difficult time, it is still important to offer the Cenacolo prayers as individual members of the group. Indeed, it is more important than ever at this dark time to offer prayer for the lads in our House. Also for those suffering from addiction and those whom God is calling into the Community. The voice of the world is very loud and can often drown out the merciful call of God to the disaffected boy or girl to enter the Community. Our fervent and faithful prayer has to succeed in overcoming the noise of the world so as to enter into the consciousness of the struggling person.
It cannot be overstated how important it is to pray at this time. So I ask leaders of prayer groups to contact their members to encourage them to keep the prayer going and even ask others to pray. The rosary is a good prayer to offer for this intention.
Pray, Pray, Pray.
God bless & thank you,
Fr Chris Loughran