It is when things go wrong, when good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present. We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly. — Madeleine L’Engle

FAST in solidarity with a friend who has to do without something.

PRAY that a friend going through a difficult situation will know the presence of God.

GIVE $10 or more to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a lifeline for those in need throughout the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe for more than 85 years.