June’s Peace Prayer: Peace in My Soul, Peace in the World

In June, we hosted a special Peace Prayer online with the 2019-2020 St. Joseph Workers (SJWs).  Each of the SJWs offered short reflections of their year of service including their experiences in the context of the recent George Floyd killing. See highlights of this prayer vigil and the SJWs’ reflections below:

Reflection 1

Reflection 2

Reflection 3

Reflection 4


Past Peace Prayers

The 2020 March 11th Day Peace Prayer celebrated International Women’s Day with the theme, “I am Generation Equality:  Realizing Women’s Rights.”   We are especially grateful for St. Kate’s international student leaders, Zahra Abufoor, Sabrina Kubisa, Audrey Mutanhaurwa, and Iza Ryan for their inspiring and hope-filled reflections.  Student leaders invited the community gathered to reflect upon:


  • How can we make our society better and spread awareness to the obstacles that stand in women’s way?
  • Are there circumstances in which you still feel like you need to prove your worth as a woman?
  • Who is a young woman you are inspired by and why?

The evening ended with greetings of peace in multiple languages.  In the words of one Peace Prayer attendee, “Tonight’s prayer was just what we needed in these uncertain times [with the coronavirus]. I came away hopeful and thankful that our future is in good hands.”

Peace Prayers are recorded to be shared with others who are unable to attend in person. Please find videos of past Peace Prayers below. This section will be updated periodically throughout the year. For clips from the Peace Prayers below and other CSJ related videos, visit the Sisters of St. Joseph YouTube channel.