This Lenten Season, the AMSSND Office of Justice, Peace, & Integrity of Creation invites you to participate in a journey of prayer and fasting for a conversion of heart and habits. As we forego some of the staples of our consumeristic framework to make room to suffer with others, may we experience a transformation of consciousness and begin to adopt the integral ecology paradigm, which “is also made up of simple daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness” (LS 230). The resource focuses on the new JPIC commitment areas: Climate Change and Water, Human Trafficking, Immigration, Racism, and Haiti. Please click here to view the resource.
• On February 8th, we celebrate the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of human trafficking victims and survivors. The Human Trafficking Committee invites you to Pray this reflective prayer by U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, in honor of Saint Bakhita. In addition, there are lots of great events happening that day, and we encourage you to join in!
o Join an Online Marathon of Prayer Against Human Trafficking (Thanks to Sister Joanne Maura for representing our province!)
o Participate in one or more of the sessions at the virtual International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking Event Series - Human Trafficking Academy
Black History Month
In the United States and Canada, February is recognized as Black History Month. We invite you to use these resources to learn and celebrate! Black History Month Calendar; February 2021: Honoring Black Agency & Black Joy | Facing History and Ourselves; History of Black Catholics (nbccongress.org) in America; Black Saints and Martyrs (nbccongress.org); On the Road to Sainthood: Leaders of African Descent | USCCB
Read All About It
We invite you to read Kathleen Bonnette’s latest article: Women religious can unite the church | U.S. Catholic in honor of the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. Make sure to check out the Read All About It page for more published works by sisters, associates, and staff!
In case you missed it…
The Water Committee is working on a series of educational resources about water accessibility and sustainability. We invite you to reflect on the series: Spirituality of Water; Water and Vulnerable Communities; Water for Sale; and Climate Crisis and Water: Impact on Our World.
We invite you to view (or review) the webinar hosted by the AM and CP JPIC Offices, Human Trafficking and a Legacy of Racism - School Sisters of Notre Dame (ssnd.org). Feel free to pass it along to friends and family!