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New Franken, WI Sisters hold prayer vigil for peace

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.22.14
New Franken WI - Vigil for International Day of Peace

Peace and Nonviolence Committee Green Bay held a Prayer Vigil for Peace in New Franken, WI on September 21, 2014

In the late afternoon on Sunday, the International Day of Peace, approximately 35 people gathered at The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in New Franken, WI for an hour of prayer. They asked Our Lady’s intercession to God for blessings on the nonviolent actions taking place in the USA and its territories throughout the USA and American Samoa during the coming week. Participants also asked that Our Lady of Good Help intercede with our Gracious and Merciful God for an end to war, poverty and the ravages of our changing climate. They prayed for conversion of heart and an embrace of nonviolence toward the self, to all others, and toward the global movement to end war, poverty and climate change. The Peace and Nonviolence Committee of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross prepared the prayer service. Other gatherings used the same prayer service in Fond du Lac at Nazareth Court and Center and at the Motherhouse of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes. As the sun was setting in Wisconsin, the prayer service was also used by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross at their Motherhouse in Green Bay.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is a hallowed spot where the Blessed Mother appeared to Adel Brice in 1859. Pilgrims to the Shrine have experienced many miracles, both physical and spiritual. For more information about the shrine, visit http://shrineofourladyofgoodhelp.com/. Surely with Our Lady’s help we can bring an end to war, to poverty, and all forms of violence to Mother Earth.

More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/57611948@N02/sets/72157647848015616/
Photo Credit: Mary Kabat, OSF

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