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Day 35: Friday, February 23
God, we pray that our elderly, undocumented, uninsured and imprisoned sisters and brothers be treated with respect and dignity, and be provided with the resources needed to survive.

Day 36: Saturday, February 24
Today we pray that we embrace the idea to learn about different faiths, including Islam, so that we may be more welcoming of the dear neighbor in our midst.

Day 37: Sunday, February 25
We pray for the countless number of lives that have been horribly impacted by gun violence across our nation, most recently in Parkland, Florida. We join their friends and families in prayer as we advocate for stricter gun laws.

Day 38: Monday, February 26
 God, we pray for a cease-fire in war-torn Syria where innocent men, women, and even children, face senseless suffering and death. Enlighten political leaders that they move towards peaceful accords.

Day 39: Tuesday, February 27
We pray for those establishing and working in community gardens that they can provide food in their vulnerable neighborhoods. God, give them the conditions to grow and bear fruit for all who suffer from hunger.

Day 40: Wednesday, February 28
Today we pray for healthcare workers who share their skills and compassion with vunerable families trying to survive destitute living conditions in refugee camps around the world.

Day 41: Thursday, March 1
God enlighten us so that we can identify and disregard fake news which creates confusion and divisiveness. Help us recognize and embrace truth which builds unity, respect and trust among one another. 

Day 42: Friday, March 2
God we pray for corporations to be responsible and held accountable so that their supply chains respect workers' rights to prevent enslaved labor when manufacturing the products we consume.

Day 43: Saturday, March 3
Today we pray that we all continue to urge government officials to join other countries in protecting our "common home" by enacting legislation that supports enviornmentally-conscious choices.

Help yourself to these links to resources and information

Stop Trafficking newsletter

FamVin -- learn about the "family" of organizations that trace their roots to St. Vincent de Paul.

Future of Charity blog -- prayers, reflections from group of recently vowed members and women in formation with religious congregations from the Sisters of Charity Federation.

Global Sisters Report -- online community that reports on and gives voice to women religious around the world.

Leadership Conference of Women Religious -- an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States.

NETWORK -- advocates for justice, inspired by Catholic Sisters.

Religious Formation Conference -- programs and ongoing formation for Sisters.

Sisters of Charity Federation -- made up of 12 unique congregations who recognize their particular spirit in the charism of the tradition of Charity founded by St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. 

UISG -- International Union of Superior Generals.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops -- resources for prayer, worship and information from the U.S. bishops.



Latest News

“Tipping the Scales in the Favor of LOVE” is the theme of the Lenten Day of Prayer scheduled Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Ross Chapel at the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs), 4200 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, Kan. Sister Maureen Hall, SCL, will give the morning and afternoon conferences. 

Sister Janet Cashman went into her volunteer role working with refugees in Italy knowing it wouldn’t be a typical 9 to 5 assignment. This pattern has held true since November 2016 when she arrived in Italy to begin her missionary ministry. Above, Sister Janet (left) holds newly baptized baby with mother nearby.
The practice of Taize prayer -- open to persons of all Christian traditions -- will resume on Thursday, March. 1 at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th Street, Leavenworth, Kan. 
Starting Feb. 20, on the Tuesdays during Lent, Marillac Center will offer “Linger over Coffee” from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 
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