Olivuccio di Ciccarello, Works of Mercy, feed the hungry, 1404. Vatican Museum, Art Gallery, © Musei Vaticani
Stay with us, Bread of eternal life, broken and distributed to those at table:
give also to us the strength to show generous solidarity towards the multitudes
who are even today suffering and dying from poverty and hunger,
decimated by fatal epidemics or devastated by immense natural disasters.
By the power of your Resurrection, may they too become sharers in new life.
(John Paul II, Urbi et Orbi, Easter, 27 March 2005).
Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza