Flickers of Hope For a Time of Darkness

On Remembrance Day 2018, in the peace and quiet of Ss Simon & Jude, candles were lit in commemoration of Our Boys. As our thoughts focused on each of their young and ordinary lives and how their hopes and aspirations were torn away from them by a brutal and vicious conflict, we were able to find some solace, as perhaps they had, by reflecting on the following:

Almighty and most Merciful Father,
Forgive me my sins:
Grant me Thy peace:
Give me Thy power:
Bless me in life and death,
For Jesus Christ’s sake,

A Soldier’s Prayer
Issued by the Chaplain General, August 1914