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A call for fasting

Updated: Sep 26, 2018

The Brothers of Saint John support the many Bishops, priests and religious communities that call for full transparency in light of the scandals that have hit the Catholic Church in the United States. Let us all offers up acts of penance and prayers for the victims. Let us also pray for our leaders in our Church who will need to make difficult decisions to prevent this from ever happening again. We call upon those who would like to join us, to fast on the 15th of September, the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, imploring our Lady to cleanse, heal and renew our Church. (From

This fresco of Our Lady being pierced by seven sorrows is in the church of S. Stefano Rotondo in Rome. (Photo by Lawrence OP)
Our Lady of Sorrows

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