Fr. Jacques Hamel, Pray For Us

The recent murder of Father Jacques Hamel is too horrible to imagine. How it happened is contained in this article from the UK’s Mirror. Let us pray for our world and ask for Fr. Hamel’s intercession, for he is a martyr who now is with God. Below are the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Jacques Hamel celebrating a mass in June 2016. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

Jacques Hamel celebrating a mass in June 2016. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

2473  Martyrdom is the supreme witness given to the truth of the faith: it means bearing witness even unto death. The martyr bears witness to Christ who died and rose, to whom he is united by charity. He bears witness to the truth of the faith and of Christian doctrine. He endures death through an act of fortitude. “Let me become the food of the beasts, through whom it will be given me to reach God.”

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About Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver is the Director of Parish Community and Engagement for LPi and an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he previously served as Pastoral Associate for 22 years. Saint Pius X received the Archbishop Murphy Award in 2009 from the ICSC. Tracy is a writer, speaker, and teacher in the areas of stewardship, engagement, catechesis, and strengths theory, and has worked with Catholic communities throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can read Tracy’s Everyday Stewardship column in LPi’s CONNECT!, a bimonthly lectionary-based liturgy preparation publication. His writing can also be read on his Nutshell Blog, The Main Thing Blog, and in contributions to Catholic TechTalk. He also serves on the faculty for the ICSC Stewardship Institutes. Tracy has theology degrees from DeSales University and Duke Divinity School. He has been married 23 years and he and his wife, Mariann, have 3 children.

3 thoughts on “Fr. Jacques Hamel, Pray For Us

  1. He is not in a position to intercede for anyone.
    It is a pity he was not a christian when he died.
    I don’t like to see old men get killed like that, it is disgusting,but truth is truth.
    #Islam & #Muslim’s and the #Murder of a #Catholic so called #Priest in #France. #London


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