St.Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion would like to take a moment to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a rural Pennsylvania field. We also show our deepest gratitude and respect to the first responders who bravely gave their lives in service on a day that forever remains in the hearts of Americans. We hope you will take a moment from your day to pause and reflect.
This is an excerpt of Pope Benedict XVI’s 9/11 prayer:
“We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here – the heroic first responders: our firefighters, police officers, emergency service workers, and Port Authority personnel, along with all the innocent men and women who were victims of this tragedy simply because their work or service brought them here on September 11, 2001. We ask you, in your compassion to bring healing to those who, because of their presence here that day, suffer from injuries and illness…God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the Earth.”