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Day of Suicide Awareness - Sunday 6th February 2011

I don't think there can be any Irish person whose life has not been touched in one way or another by suicide.  This is a very difficult topic for those who have been touched by it.  Every year we are encouraged to unite in solidarity with those who are the living victims of suicide.  This year on Feb 6th there will be a special televised mass from the Augustinian Church in Drogheda to mark the day of special awareness of suicide.

All those involved in Augustinian churches in Ireland are being invited to join with the rest of the Irish Province of Augustinians in praying for those affected by suicide on this day.

Why not do something in your local area?  It can be something simple like shaping the prayers of the faithful to focus on this awful tragedy or it may be something more ambitious like inviting a speaker to talk at the masses.

Whatever you decide to do please let us know so that we can encourage others to learn from your experience.

It would be lovely to think that this message might be taken up by Augustinians beyond our shores as this is a plague that affects life in every corner of the globe.


Article posted on 29th of January 2011

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