A gunman shot and killed 32 people today at Virginia Tech. Pray for the victims, and their friends and families.
My prayers are with the families and friends of those who died. This was a horrific event and I ask God to help us discern how to improve safety and security in our schools.
RICHMOND, April 17 (CNA) - BishopFrancis X. DiLorenzo, whose flock includes the faithful at VirginiaTech University, issued a short statement Monday morning lamenting thetragic shootings which left at least 31 dead and dozens of othersinjured yesterday.“The unexpectedkillings on the campus of Virginia Tech are most distressing and ourhearts go out to the parents and family members whose sons anddaughters were killed or injured,” the Richmond Bishop said.
May God give them strength to get through this terrible tragedy.
May they find peace knowing their loved ones are in a better place.
May God have mercy on the soul of the gunman, a confused young man.
May all the people killed at this place find eternal rest in the Kingdom of God.
[FONT=Arial]Eternal rest grant unto them, 0 Lord. [/FONT]
I’m sending out a prayer to all the families who lost love ones,for children who lost friends and also the child that did the shooting . :console: :amen: His poor family not only lost their child that i’m sure they loved very much but also they have to live with the knowledge that their child is responsible for the death of so many.
God be with the all the people that have been affected by this terrible act.I will give you all the praise.In the name of the Father ,the Son and Holy Spirit…AMEN:gopray2:
let us also pray for the killer. he was very disturbed and let’s pray for the eternal repose of his soul. Let’s ask God to grant him His infinite mercy.
I will also pray for the Shooter and his family. I hope God has mercy on him.
Prayers for all the victims and the shooter. Poor guy was obviously greatly distressed in life.
VATICAN CITY, APR 18, 2007 (VIS) - Given below is the text of a telegram sent yesterday afternoon by Cardinal Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., in the Pope’s name, to Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo of Richmond, U.S.A., for the killing of 32 people in a shooting incident at a technical institute in Virginia, U.S.A.
“Deeply saddened by news of the shooting at Virginia Tech, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has asked me to convey the assurance of his heartfelt prayers for the victims, their families and for the entire school community. In the aftermath of this senseless tragedy he asks God our Father to console all those who mourn and to grant them that spiritual strength which triumphs over violence by the power of forgiveness, hope and reconciling love.”
Yes and lets not forget his parents. How sad to have to live with the fact that you son took so many lives as well as his own.:crying:
O Virgin most kind, Mary, Mother of God, most loving consoler of those in distress,
commend to your Son the souls of the Faithful Departed so that, because of your motherly intervention,
they may joyfully arrive in your company as their longed-for home in heaven.
grant those who have died the joy of your presence,
and us who are living the happiness of knowing this.
*Prayer of Christians *
WASHINGTON DC, April 23 (CNA) - TheCatholic Bishops of Korea have written a letter to Bishop William S.Skylstad, President of the United States Conference of CatholicBishops, expressing the profound shock and sorrow of all Catholicpeople in Korea over the tragic events at Virginia Tech University.