Wednesday, October 5, 2022

‘The Church Needs To Speak Up!’ – Flood-Beaubrun Writes Vicar General On All-Day Sunday Curfew

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Former Castries Central MP, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, has written a letter to the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Castries, Michel Francis, regarding the “imposed 24 hour curfew by the government of Saint Lucia on Sundays, as distinct from all other days of the week.”

“You will observe from the protocols recently released that the 24-hour Sunday curfew has been extended,” the former External Affairs Minister said in her September 4, 2021 letter.

In it, she thanked Francis for inviting her to meet with him on Wednesday, September 1, after she went public with her disquiet over the all-day Sunday curfew in a video posted on social media last week.

“There is no justification why the 24 hour curfew should only affect Sundays. It is apparent that the Church is being specifically targeted. Sadly, we are now living in an unprecedented time in the history of our nation, Saint Lucia. The Church needs to speak up, Father! We must defend Christ, and His Church!” The former Minister, who has said that her Catholic faith that she practises is dear to her, declared.

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She disclosed that she is dedicating herself to praying and fasting for the next thirty days, in silence – “very limited communication”.

Flood-Beaubrun, in the letter, outlined her specific intentions regarding the prayers and fasting which included that church leaders be encouraged and strengthened and “to defend Christ and his church”.

She also mentioned prayers for “grace, strength and healing for those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Her fast, she said, would be a daily one from all solid foods.

“Water, non-alcoholic drink, fruit in very limited quantities – light supper,” according to the letter.

“During this time of dedicated prayer, I will be making a personal pilgrimage to all churches on island,” Flood-beaubrun disclosed.

The letter was copied to Archbishop Robert Rivas and Apostolic Nuncio, Fortunatus Nwachukwu.

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