The wounded: a national day of sorrow 

Frank Brennan SJ, Rector, Newman College, The University of Melbourne, offered this homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the 2020 National Day of Sorrow and Promise on October 25, 2020. Listen at

At the beginning of his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis speaks of his inspiration Francis of Assisi as the ‘saint of fraternal love, simplicity and joy’ who ‘felt himself a brother to the sun, the sea and the wind, yet he knew that he was even closer to those of his own flesh. Wherever he went, he sowed seeds of peace and walked alongside the poor, the abandoned, the infirm and the outcast, the least of his brothers and sisters.’

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