In 2007 the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as a National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness in an effort to raise consciousness about this global, national and local issue. For the ninth consecutive year, local Catholic Sisters representing congregations in the Greater Boston Area gathered with over 100 sisters, associates, and friends on January 8, the Sunday closest to January 11, to mark this national day and pray for an end to human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery. The vigil was hosted by the Boston Unit of LCWR at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Motherhouse. Click here to view a brief video of the vigil. To read more about the day click here.
Pope Francis 2017 World Day of Peace Message
On January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, the Roman Catholic Church also celebrates the World Day of Peace which was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967. On this day, the Popes have issued messages in support of peace and justice throughout the world. In 2017, Pope Francis writes about: Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace. This video presents a few excerpts from the document for prayer and reflection.
Click the picture above for the short video.
Living the Dream Dinner 2017