Saturday, March 18, 2006

Remembering Terri


Lord Jesus, you were condemned to death by Pilate;
Have mercy on your daughter Terri, who was condemned to die by starvation.

Lord Jesus on your way to Calvary, You did not speak;
Have mercy on your daughter Terri, who could not speak.

Lord Jesus, on the Cross, You thirsted;
Have mercy on your daughter Terri who longed for a drink.

Jesus, remember us when You come into Your Kingdom;
May the memory of your daughter Terri help us to build your Kingdom on earth.

It was during Lent of 2005 that we witnessed the slow death of Terri Schiavo. On March 18, 2005, her feeding tube was removed and thirteen days later, on March 31, 2005 she died of dehydration. In the spirit of the Lenten season, a time when we remember the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus, let us remember in prayer our sister in Christ, Terri Shiavo and continue to fight for the culture of life.

Pope Benedict said "human beings, irrespective of the conditions in which they live and of the capacities they are capable of expressing, possess unique and extraordinary worth from the very beginning of their existence to the moment of natural death." He encouraged all people to “assume the dignity that God wished for us – which is an intrinsic part of this life.” Read his entire message here.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Blogburst for Terri from March 18-24, 2006. Learn more about her story at Terri Schiavo Foundation.


Blogger Carmel said...

I had a terrible time trying to understand how this terrible thing could happen to Terri. Thank you for this post so we can remember her.
I have missed this blog!!
God bless you

4:51 AM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Hi Carmel, welcome back! Yes, I've missed your visits and am glad you've made it to the States safe and sound.

7:22 AM  

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