Justice and Peace Issues
“We are missioned to be a prophetic presence in our world today, reverencing the dignity, diversity and vulnerability of all.” 2017 Collegial Assembly Vision Statement
The Constitutions of the Holy Union Sisters exhorts the sisters ” …to become aware of the dignity of every person and of our call to solidarity with all, especially the poor and oppressed. This awareness impels us to promote a sense of justice and community in our world.”
In Mexico in 1531, Spanish forces had violently taken over the land and oppressed the indigenous people there. It is in this context that the Blessed Mother appeared and chose a poor, indigenous man to bring her message of compassion and peace to his nation and all the world. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego was on his way to Mass, when beautiful music coming from Tepeyac hill caught his attention.
Here are some resources for your Advent Journey.
The Friday after Thanksgiving is the most popular shopping day of the year.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen to be named a saint.