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“Blessed are the meek… Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness… Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5: 5-6, 11)

We are respectfully requesting you prepare a spiritual bouquet for Mr. Lai, a corporal work of mercy to life the soul of a prisoner and let him know that fellow Christians are praying for him.

You are invited to consider a Lenten project that teaches valuable lessons about being a Christian witness, and giving hope and encouragement to one who is alone, afraid, and persecuted simply for advocating human justice and compassion. 

This Lent, we ask you to please offer up individual spiritual bouquets for good man and friend of ours, Mr. Jimmy Lai, who is overseas in a jail cell, and who should not be forgotten.  For your convenience below are basic guidance for the spiritual bouquets that can be crafted for Mr. Lai.

Mr. Lai is a 75-year-old Catholic businessman in Hong Kong who, inspired by his Christian faith, has peacefully advocated democracy and respect for human rights.  Because he spoke the truth in the fight for freedom.  Mr. Lai has been jailed by Communist Chinese authorities since December 2020.  It is a difficult time for Mr. Lai, but he is facing his time of isolation with courage through his faith.  He will not get his day in court to fight the most serious charges until September 2023, when he could be imprisoned in mainland China for the rest of his life.

“There is a suffering of the soul, such as we see in those who are isolated, persecuted, imprisoned for various offenses or for reasons of conscience, for ideas though dissident are nonetheless peaceful.”

Saint John Paul the Great