Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/SYRIA – Monks and nuns of Deir Mar Musa, the love of Christ, source of healing for humanity wounded between war and pandemic
Nabek – “Sometimes, out of habit perhaps, we will say to God, “may your will be done”, but only rarely do we say, along with the leper, “if you wish”. Our moments of prayer are often full of ourselves, our thoughts, our concerns, rather than be full of the Lord, the moment, and His presence”. This is how the Christmas letter sent to friends all over the world by the monks and nuns of Deir Mar Musa begins, the monastic community founded in Syria by the Roman Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio, who died in July 2013 while he was in Raqqa, at that time stronghold of the jihadist militias of the Islamic State .