The Eschatological Church

Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday, 6 November, 1977


The Mass readings are: 

2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14
2 Thessalonians 2:15-3:5
Luke 20:27-38  
In this homily he refers to the open letter from Brother Roger (Prior of the Taize community in France) to the President of the Republic of El Salvador.
Words from the homily:
"Another important letter arrived from Brother Roger. You have heard me speak of Brother and his famous monastery in Taizé. It is neither a Catholic nor a Protestant monastery, but rather a Christian monastery. In France, the doors of this monastery are open to all those who love Christ, be they Protestant or Catholic. Brother promised to visit El Salvador. You were able to read in Orientacian an open letter that Brother Roger wrote to the President asking for his effective collaboration in the matter of respect for human rights. He went on to speak about his visit to our country so that we might pray together and listen and obtain from the President guarantees that the acts of persecution will cease."