O believers, let us give praise today to all the Fathers who lived before the Law: Abraham was beloved by God; Isaac who was born according to the promise; Jacob and the twelve Patriarchs; the very meek David and the favored prophet Daniel. Let us also glorify with them the three youths who changed the fiery furnace into a place of refreshing dew. Let us beg forgiveness of our sins from Christ our God Who is glorified in His saints. – Vespers
The Catholic Martyrs of Laos: 17 Laotian and French priests and Laotian and Hmong catechists killed “out of hatred for the Faith”
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Vientiane, Laos
Some good news re: Militant Islam in Bangladesh: http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=30594&lan=eng
Heroism from Laos during the Vietnam / Indochina War years: Missionaries and Catechists who were killed in hatred of the faith from 1954-1970 http://www.fides.org/aree/news/newsdet.php?idnews=30594&lan=eng and the fruits of their labors in the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos: new Lao vocations!
a rare event: Catholic – Orthodox cooperation in Russia: http://members4.boardhost.com/acnaus/msg/1323911385.html