NOVEMBER home lesson
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A PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM THE HOLY FATHER
Pope Francis prayed the Angelus before one of the largest crowd of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square since the start of the pandemic.
The Pope recalled that it was World Mental Health Day and prayed especially for the victims of suicide.
"Today, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, I would like, to remember our brothers and sisters affected by mental disorders and also the victims, often young, of suicide. Let us pray for them and for their families, so that they are not left alone or discriminated against but welcomed and supported."
This Story About Suicide Appeared on the Vatican News website:
The mercy of God is such a great thing, very great. We must not forget this. How many people [say]: “I have done such terrible things. I have purchased my place in hell, I can’t turn back.” But do they think about the mercy of God? Let us remember that story about the poor widow lady who went to confess to the Cure of Ars. Her husband had committed suicide; he jumped from the bridge into the river. And she wept. She said, “But I am a sinner, a poor woman. But my poor husband! He is in hell. He committed suicide, and suicide is a mortal sin. He is in hell.” And the Cure of Ars said, “But wait a moment, ma’am, because between the bridge and the river, there is the mercy of God.” But to the very end, to the very end there is the mercy of God.