Monday, December 28, 2020


On this feast of the Holy Innocents, martyred as infants so long ago

we recall that even now the wailing and crying 

continue in too many places -

for unborn and lowborn,

and all those who cannot keep up or speak up

or plead their own cause.

And so day after day, even hour by hour,

we pray,

hoping against hope

and daring to believe that our prayers matter,

that God hears.

Panel painting by Fra Angelico.