Saturday, July 22, 2017
   
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We prayed for many suffering people

Who can forget the weekend of June 26 and 27: the G8 and the G20?

On Sunday afternoon four of our Congregation — Sisters Mary Alban Bouchard, Mary Fatta, Jacqueline de Verteuil, pictured above, Jean Leahy, and two of Our Lady’s Missionaries — joined with other Christian groups such as Pax Christi Toronto, Christian Peacemakers and Parents for Peace. We gathered at Toronto’s St. James Cathedral at King and Church and walked behind a large banner Jean helped create showing the link fence and stating: Don’t fence me out — create a culture of peace.

When we at arrived King and Bay, the lines of police asked us to remain on the south side, and there we stood and sat in the street. We handed out many leaflets. We prayed for many suffering people, people deprived of freedom, oppressed by poverty, robbed of their rights, and we prayed for the earth in all its needs. We sang as well, especially when another group that had gathered on the north side came around us mocking us for praying, telling us to start a business, etc.. We sang to them and they gradually quieted.

by Mary Alban Bouchard CSJ

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