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A Psalm to Widen Our Tents - World Day of Social Justice

Celebrating World Day of Social Justice, Feb. 20, 2014.
 
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Our world is too small.
Our lives are too small.

February 8, Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita

A day of prayer for an end to human trafficking around the world.
 
Today we celebrate the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita who was born in Darfur, Sudan in 1869 and ripped from her loving family at the age of 7 or 9 years old when she was kidnapped, sold into slavery, and given the name Bakhita. After being sold several times and enduring such brutal treatment that she could no longer remember her true name, she ended up in Venice taking care of an Italian family’s child.

World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2

February 2 is designated throughout the world to remember and celebrate the gift of “consecrated life.” What does this mean? What exactly is it that is being honored on this day?
 
In its broadest sense, consecration is a solemn commitment of life or time to some cherished purpose. Throughout history, to be consecrated has meant to be set apart for a special purpose.

Prayer for World Day of Migrants and Refugees - January 18

For all those who see "home" and all it means
Disappear behind them;
For all those who cannot see a home
In the days ahead of them;

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held from January 18 to 25, each year.  This eight day period —first proposed by the Franciscan Fr. Paul Wattson in 1908—begins with the feast of the confession of St. Peter and ends with the feast of the conversion of St. Paul.

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