I had no idea, but according to the Liturgy Blog today is "Blog Action Day" which means we should use our blogs to target a specific issue and this year is poverty. I encourage you to ask St. Francis for his intercession on behalf of the poor, ask for help for the poor in the daily mass intentions, say a rosary for the poor, and give some money to a charity that benefits them. It is a real problem, not only in other countries, but also in the United States, even in my home state of West Virginia, where we experienced extreme poverty on a service trip last April in the Southern part of the state. Please pray for all these, and do what you can - even though I know many of you might be going through financial difficulties of your own. Even if it is just to provide a sandwich for a homeless person in your town!