Prayers for Boston
The members and staff of Catholic Rural Life join with the people of Boston and people of good will from around the nation and the world in expressing deep sorrow for the acts of terror and violence perpetrated at the Boston Marathon.
We join with the Archdiocese of Boston and Cardinal Sean O’Malley who immediately expressed their anguish: “Our prayers and concern are with so many who experienced the trauma of these acts, most especially the loved ones of those who lives were lost and those who were injured, and the injured themselves.”
We share the great sense of gratitude towards the bravery of so many who rushed to provide comfort to the blast victims. We are thankful for the all the emergency service men and women who responded without hesitation to these tragic events.
We pray along with the people of Boston, drawing again from the initial response by Cardinal O’Malley: “In the midst of the darkness of this tragedy we turn to the light of Jesus Christ, the light that was evident in the lives of people who immediately turned to help those in need today.
“We stand in solidarity with our ecumenical and interfaith colleagues in the commitment to witness the greater power of good in our society and to work together for healing.”