January 6, 2020

Praying for peace and nonviolence in our world is how the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet begin 2020.  Faced with the United States’ targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani of Iran we remain committed to promoting peace and non-violence in every way we can. The precipitating actions are complex, yet we fear escalating violence leads to more violence and indescribable suffering for our dear neighbors without distinction.

Pope Francis in his 2020 World Day of Peace Message, shared that peace is “the object of our hope and the aspiration of the entire human family.” The Sisters of St. Joseph, joined by the entire CSJ Community, remain committed to Catholic social principles of peace and active non-violence as a way of life.  Contact your elected members of Congress to promote peace building efforts with Iran, and not an escalation towards war.

We turn to the God of peace and compassion to give us the strength and wisdom needed to be instruments for change and messengers of unity and reconciliation. We invite all people of good will to join together in seeking ways to promote peace and build a culture of non-violence which begins with each and every one of us.

Join in praying for peace together at “Will the Circle be Unbroken?” this Saturday January 11, 2020 at Our Lady of Presentation Chapel (1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN) at 6:30 p.m.

January 6th, 2020