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Yom Kippur begins at sundown

September 24, 2023

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year, when we are closest to the Lord and to the essence of our souls. Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement,” as the verse states, “because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins.” (Leviticus 16:30)

For nearly 26 hours, believers“afflict their souls.” They abstain from food and drink, do not wash or apply lotions or creams, do not wear leather footwear, and abstain from marital relations. Instead, they spend the day in synagogue, praying for forgiveness.

The Sound of the Shofar by Sister Mary Charles McGough
The Sound of the Shofar by Sister Mary Charles McGough

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September 24, 2023
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“Before all, and above all, attention shall be paid to the care of the sick, so that they shall be served as if they were Christ Himself.”
–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict