“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” — Mark 11:24

Chimbote Man on Hill

“God’s mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez. 37: 1-14). Let us be renewed by God’s mercy; let us be loved by Jesus; let us enable the power of His love to transform our lives, too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.” – Pope Francis in his Urbi et Orbi Easter message, March 31, 2013.

Our Diocesan mission in Chimbote, Peru, has been called an “oasis of love and hope surrounded by a desert of poverty and despair.” It is an instrument of God’s mercy bringing the light of Christ to the many who struggle both physically and spiritually with life’s daily crosses.

Heavenly Father, this week, we thank you that your love and mercy flow so freely through the Body of Christ to every corner of the world. We especially thank you that your mercy flows in and through Chimbote. Even when the world seems blind to the needs of the marginalized and most vulnerable, you give your Church and her faithful the sight to enable her to make your love ever visible.

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