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.


Doorman-Priest said...

A timely reminder. Thank you.

James Joiner said...

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

Anonymous 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?
Peace Love and Hugs