Haiti Collaboration Committee: A prayer for Haiti
"Oh that feeling when you return to your place, the place where your heart is.” Please pray for Haitians and all other asylum seekers who have fled their homes due to persecution, violence, or economic hardship.
Justice for Immigrants: Our Lady of the Refugees
By Sister Maura Eichner, SSND
Mother who knew
what hardship shakes
a woman bundling clothes,
and putting by her wheaten cakes;
Mother who urged the donkey,
(making happy riot
on the straggling stones)
urged the beast to be more quiet;
Mother who heard the Child
whimper beneath the thin blue shawl,
our aching prayers cry out to thee,
Mother, pray for them all.
A thousand Bethlehems
mask dark tonight,
the eyes of friendly little homes
have lost their light;
pathetic heaps of poor, dear things
are laid aside;
a small bird sang where a latched door swings.
Mother, whose sad Egyptian flight
preceded all of these
guide them in faith beneath familiar stars,
Our Lady of the Refugees.