The visit of frs Bruno and Vivian was brief but a very special occasion for us here in Tehran. It was repeatedly said to me afterwards that their presence was a wonderful reminder that we are not forgotten but are part of a greater family of brothers and sisters who remember us and pray for us. On the first evening, we went to visit a small group of the Chaldean/Assyrian community who had gathered for Mass with Archbishop Ramsi, a bishop who had studied with the Dominicans in Iraq. We joined them for tea afterwards and fr Bruno spoke to the people about his meeting with the Christian community in Iraq. Fr Bruno spoke in French which was then translated into Assyrian or modern Aramaic.
Today’s Readings Do we long to do the will of God, or not? Today we are presented with two rather interesting persons who encounter God. Mary, the Mother of God, and Ahaz, the King of Israel. Both are presented with unbelievable experiences of faith. But each responds in an unique way. For Mary, it is […]