“Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) This Advent season, we hope these insightful reflections will help to prepare us, even in the darkest night, to receive and welcome Jesus Christ, who is the source of all light.
Lenten Reflections 2017
This Lenten season, we are aware of so many crises in our world. May these Lenten reflections will help us to look inward and consider how, by our daily actions, we can help to transform our own lives and our world, making the resurrected, nonviolent, peacemaker Jesus visible among us.
Lenten offering: A Season for Nonviolence
A special Lenten program focused on nonviolence beginning March 1 (Ash Wednesday) and continuing through April 8. The program features brief daily reflections and recommendations that promote peace and nonviolence.
2017 Earth Day Prayer Service
April 22, 2016
Show Mercy to Our Common Home In our current global reality, violence is endemic, permeating not only our human relationships, but also our relationships with Earth. In this prayer, we invite you to reflect on these dynamics which undergird the violence being done to our planet, and to embrace a nonviolent, merciful response to Earth and other beings with whom we share our common home.
Prayer Service for International Day of Prayer & Awareness Against Human Trafficking
February 8, 2017
In his 2017 Message for the World Day of Peace, Pope Francis speaks of “piecemeal” violence that pervades our world, violence of different forms and levels that causes great suffering globally. Human trafficking is one such source of suffering. In this prayer, we invite you to reflect on the violence that permeates many of our social, cultural, economic and environmental arenas, which increases vulnerability to human trafficking.