My prayers today aren't only for Americans, but for the Iraqi and Afghan people, whose lives were changed in the years since. I pray for people of 46 other countries like the UK, Italy, Poland, Turkey, and Australia, who have sent their sons and daughters to fight with our own. Ten years later, we should all ask ourselves what we've personally done to try and bring about peace and resolution to our collective hurt. What can we still do?
Jesus graciously gave us the Divine Mercy chaplet through St. Faustina. I can think of no better time to utilize such a gift than in remembrance of those we lost on 9/11. Though tempting to think of them all in Heaven with their Creator, it is unlikely that all our fellow Americans made it through the gates without first tasting the baths of Purgatory. Offer your prayers for these souls, and also for those they left behind.