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Stabbing of priest during Mass #419079
03/22/19 08:18 PM
03/22/19 08:18 PM
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Dear Friends in Christ,

This morning at St Joseph's Basilica in Montreal a man attacked the rector, Father Grou as he was saying Mass and stabbed him. This was caught on film as it was a televised Mass. Father Grou was taken to hospital and is expected to survive.

Let us pray for him and for this terrible situation!

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, through the prayers of Your Most Pure Mother and of St Joseph the Betrothed have mercy on us and save us. Amen

Re: Stabbing of priest during Mass [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #419082
03/23/19 07:17 PM
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May God protect him.

Re: Stabbing of priest during Mass [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #419101
03/27/19 02:18 AM
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This wasn't publicized well in the USA. A friend in Canada told me about it when I was talking to him on the phone. Prayers for the full recovery of the priest and prayers, thank you for posting Alex.

Re: Stabbing of priest during Mass [Re: Orthodox Catholic] #419103
03/27/19 03:13 AM
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It shocked me because I was watching the televised Mass live when it happened. I thought that fellow going up to the altar was part of the ceremony . . . The priest saying the Mass moved away from him abruptly and then that fellow lunged at him, taking him down to the floor and quickly stabbing the priest. CNN did actually report it. Prayers for Father's recovery! And St Joseph is the patron of Canada, along with St Anne and the North American Jesuit Martyrs, John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and their companions.


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