March 27, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Today’s Covid-19 crisis helps us to understand the fear and insecurity that so many of our brothers and sisters in the Global South experience on a regular basis. Each Lent, we show our support for them through the Share Lent campaign of Development & Peace – Caritas Canada.

This year a crucial part of Share Lent, the Solidarity Sunday collection that would have been taken up on March 28/29, 2020, has been postponed until the pandemic is over.

Until then, I encourage each of you to be generous on Solidarity Sunday by giving to Development and Peace – Caritas Canada in the following ways:

  • Online: https://www.devp.org/give
  • Phone: 1-888-664-3387
  • Mail:
    Development and Peace
    3rd Floor, 1425 Rene-Levesque Blvd
    Montreal QC  H3G 1T7

Your support for Share Lent is especially important in the present situation, when the potential spread of Covid-19 to the Global South would be devastating. Development and Peace supports the integral human development of communities in over 30 countries, helping them be more resilient when faced by challenges like Covid-19.

During the remaining days of Lent time, let us be ever more aware of the presence of the Lord in our brothers and sisters who are marginalized and vulnerable.

With my prayers for you and your families as together we turn to Jesus Christ as our Healer of mind and body, I remain

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver


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