Hominid bones dating back 4.4 million years make Ethiopia one of the earliest known locations of human ancestors. Legend says that Menelik I, the son of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba founded the Ethiopian Empire. Drought, famine and war brought millions to the brink of starvation in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Sorrowful Mysteries: Intentions for Ethiopia
1. That the country move on from its history of coups and border disputes.
2.That the earth’s climate bring more rain and less drought
3. That all may have sufficient bread for their daily needs.
4. That authorities have resources to aid 200,000 displaced persons
5. On this feast of St. Jude, may those without hope come to believe and look confidently to the future