Japanese Jesuit offers Novena for Japan

As Jesuits and people around the world continue to pray for the victims of this disaster and for all those providing rescue, relief and support to those impacted by this crisis, a Japanese Jesuit has begun a novena for the people of Japan. 


In a letter to Japanese CLC and Catholic friends, Fr. Hanafusa, S.J., Ecclesiastical Assistant of CLC in Japan, asked that everyone join in the Novena from March 17, the Memorial Day of the discovery of Japanese Catholics' in Nagasaki, to March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation and the World CLC Day.

We invite you to join in the Novena - Read the full text of Fr Hanafusa’s letter.

You may also follow Earthquake and Tsunami updates from the Jesuits in Asia Pacific here

Below is footage Uploaded on YouTube by  on Mar 13, 2011 - watching as the town is swept away around him.



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