Thursday, January 28, 2010

Taizé Launches Prayer Campaign for Haiti

Unites People on 12th Day of Every Month

At the request of a young Haitian, the Taizé Community is asking people worldwide to remember his country in prayer on the 12th day of every month.

The day of prayer, beginning Feb. 12, will commemorate the Jan. 12 earthquake that destroyed the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.

On the Taizé Web site there are testimonies and appeals from several Haitians who volunteered with the community in years past.

One young man in particular, identified as Richard, noted that his country has been "plunged into deep distress."

The community also featured the statement of Bishop Pierre-André Dumas of the Diocese of Anse-a-Veau and Miragoane, the president of Caritas Haiti and "a close friend of Taizé."

The prelate underlined his belief that "our charity and the way in which we live this crisis will help increase our humanity."

Prayer for Haiti:

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