‘ACAAP– A Child And A Prayer’

(“UEDLP – Un Enfant Dans La Prière” in French)

 

Why this action and what does it consist of ?

‘The Child of Bethlehem summons us once again to do everything in our power to put an end to the suffering of these children ; to do everything possible to make the light of Bethlehem touch the heart of every man and woman. Only through the conversion of hearts, only through a change in the depths of our hearts can the cause of all this evil be overcome…’.

                                                                              Benedict XVI – Midnight Mass 2008

  

To scratch the wound for God's Mercy to flow into it

Saint Claude la Colombière

‘ACAAP : A Child And A Prayer’  (UEDLP in french) was created , spurred on by Mona LE CUNFF and Father Bruno DANIEL, on February, 15th 2000, on Saint Claude La Colombiere’s day – patron saint of the work. The aim of this work is to pray for abused children and abusing adults, of any denominations in any countries.

 

In July 2009 it was awarded Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Blessing.

On February, 15th 2013, Mgr Benoit-Gonnin, bishop of the diocese of Beauvais-Noyon-Senlis, signed the decree acknowledging the statutes of ACAAP as a “Diocesan private association of the Faithful”.

On October, 25th 2013, during a private audience at the Vatican, Mona Le Cunff and Father Bruno were encouraged to continue their mission by the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

ACAAP has already gathered more than 2,000 praying members, among whom several bishops, priests, deacons, monks and nuns just about anywhere in France and in many French-speaking countries but also elsewhere.

It deals with prayer and not with direct action. Nothing but the first name of a child and the first name of an adult (without any connection between them) is entrusted to each praying member.

No contact, no information (concerning age, the level of abuse, the place of life…) are given about entrusted people. No news either on the evolution of the child or of the adult. This is certainly one of the most frustrating elements because we cannot see the direct action of our prayer. It consists only in uniting our prayer with Christ’s in communion with the saints, being certain that God is at the heart of each of our lives and that his divine Providence always acts, sometimes even, in a manner that seems to us very surprising.

Everyone pray at home, according to their hearts and at their own paces. Four times a year a small page is sent to keep in touch with one another, nothing else.

This action is also free.

It is also a way of conversion for each praying member who agrees to join ACIMP. If praying for an abused child is consonant with a tender prayer, committing ourselves to praying gently for an abusing adult requires to leave God’s Mercy invade our hearts. Slowly, it consists in agreeing to open our eyes on ourselves, on our love of poor, unable to love the wicked, but also unable to love one another as God loves us. Thus it is a way of giving God the opportunity to work in our lives for our hearts to become ‘a small flame of his Mercy’, our prayer drawing its force and its inspiration from the contemplation and the adoration of Our Saviour’s Sacred Heart.

 

If you feel like joining this small work of prayer, you can :

         - either fill in the form below and send it to

UEDLP/ACAAP (“UEDLP – Un Enfant Dans La Prière” in French)

3, allée des Coquelicots – 60290 Neuilly-sous-Clermont – FRANCE

         - or send an email to uedlp@wanadoo.fr

More information on the blog : http://uedlp.canalblog.com

 

Registration ‘ACAAP – A Child And A Prayer’

Name and First Name .....................................

would like to pray for an abused child and an abusing adult.

Address ....................................................

Postcode / Zipcode .....................................              

Town......................................................

Email address............................................