Monday, December 28, 2009

December 28: Feast of the Holy Innocents

The Feast of the Holy Innocents commemorates the boy-children under the age of two whose slaughter King Herod is said to have ordered around the time of the birth of Jesus. (See the Gospel according to Matthew, 2:16-18.)

It is a good day to remember the children of the world, many of whose lives are threatened by violence, lack of clean water, inadequate health care, and hunger.



Photo: Refugees who fled the conflict in Sudan's western Darfur region run for shelter during a dust storm at Djabal camp near Gos Beida in eastern Chad June 19, 2008. Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly, Reuters. Nicked from here.

Resources and information in next post.

3 comments:

Doorman-Priest said...

A timely reminder. Thank you.

James Joiner said...

Only the Spirit knows why, but I found myself meditating on this today...

http://thefoldofgod.blogspot.com/2009/12/holy-innocents.html

justacloud said...

Hello Jane,

I sometimes forget this day and really should not.

My landscape architecture professor came from your neck of the woods in Berkely, Ca. too.

Are you with St Mary's Church?

http://justacloud.wordpress.com
Peace Love and Hugs
Diana