July 22, 2019

MIA Prayer Intention: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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The Apollo 11 astronauts took with them messages from many Heads of State to be left on the moon, including one from Paul V1 who dedicated Psalm 8 to their undertaking and on their touchdown, proclaimed to the astronauts ‘Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to men of good will!’ as ‘a festive hymn on the part of our whole terrestrial globe’.

Conscious as we are this week of these ‘conquerors of the Moon, pale lamp of our nights and our dreams’(Paul V1), may our prayers and our lives always give glory to God and witness to peace.

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Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - CEO MIA

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