Purim and Providence

Today's first daily Mass reading comes from the Book of Esther and tells the story of a queen who, when faced with the possible eradication of the Jewish nation-in-exile, places her trust in the Providence of God, asks for His intervention, and acts.  This great tale of God's Providence working in the everyday events of our world will be commemorated by our Jewish brothers and sisters this weekend during the festival of Purim.  Check out this video and learn the story of Queen Esther, her role in history, and the origins of Purim.