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St. Mary's comes together to pray for those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy
St. Mary's comes together to pray for those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy
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The St. Mary's community comes together, from the North Shore and beyond during this April vacation, to pray for those who have been affected by the tragedy that occurred during yesterday's Boston Marathon.

The St. Mary's community comes together, from the North Shore and beyond during this April vacation, to pray for those who have been affected by the tragedy that occurred during yesterday's Boston Marathon.

Patriots' Day and the Boston Marathon hold a special place in the hearts of Bostonians. The bravery demonstrated in the selfless acts of the first responders and the constant outpouring of comfort and aid from all is a blessing.

The Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace,
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.

For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

Students and their families are invited to join us for a prayer gathering for the victims and those affected by the tragedy this evening at LIFT at the Fontbonne Academy. The St. Mary's van will be leaving the Church Chapel lot at 6 p.m. sharp. More information about LIFT can be found here: http://liftedhigher.com.

Cardinal Seán O'Malley's reaction