UPDATE: You can help the people of West, Texas, through Catholic Charities of Central Texas. Info here.You can donate to Catholic Charities of Boston here.
Many of us have recommitted ourselves to prayer during the Year of Faith. This week shows how much that prayer is needed.
We keep the citizens of Boston and West, Texas, in our prayers as each place recovers from terrible tragedy and loss:
Prayer Attributed to St. Augustine
Watch, dear Lord, with those who wake or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Jesus Christ, rest your weary ones, bless your dying ones, soothe your suffering ones, shield your joyous ones, and all for your love's sake. Amen.
Follow our Daily Take blog as we offer prayer and follow developments of both stories.