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9/11 Message from Father Fabian Arias Co- Chair of New Sanctuary Coalition NYC

September 10, 2011
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Probably many of us still remember where we were on September 11, 2001 when the planes tragically slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City. It was a moment of great shock, grief and tragedy for all.

Dios Santos amigos, it is terrible to see when man is pitted against  man generating horror, fear, terror and death of thousands of our brothers and military.

Ten years have already passed since the terrible tragedy of September 11th and it scars the people of the United States. Thousands of other similar tragedies are the product of intolerance, lack of dialogue, hate, and anger that is instilled in the hearts of those who create confrontation and violence of all kinds. All of this has marked and marks each day the lives of people and the world.

Friends, let us pray to God the Father almighty, on this important day of remembrance of this moment of hatred, pain and death that happened 10 years ago to ask for men hearts to transform. And every day and everywhere we are, to build places of life, love, peace and hope.

We witness the love of the Father who calls on us to live in love as his witnesses. Let us build together a chain of love, one that is stronger than hatred and death.

Friends, we all understand that love is the way!

This Sunday we will hold the 11.00 am Mass in our church 202 E 119 St, NY, NY 10035, in memory of all fallen on September 11, 2001, for their loved ones and for peace in the world. We will have a procession around the block from the church as a sign of peace and to say NO, ENOUGH TO VIOLENCE AND HATRED.

Also pray for the repose of our beloved Sister Ramonita Negron.

And a special blessing to all the students who started classes this week, for God to bless, protect and accompany you throughout this new school year. And that their parents will assist them in everything they need to grow up healthy and wise.

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