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Prayer for the Inauguration, 2017

We join with people of peace in the United States and around the globe this day, praying for our democracy, our people and earth community, and our elected leaders.

Our charism of peace
challenges us to prophetic risk
so that God's reign might be more fully realized.
Confident of God's faithful love
and collaborating with others who work for
justice and peace,
we face the future with gratitude and hope.
~CSJP Constitution 12

"We and the members of our communities seek to be instruments of the reconciliation our people urgently need. In our poverty of spirit, we rely on the help of God and the example of Jesus, the one who came to serve us all. Since before the founding of our nation and often during its darkest hours, Catholic Sisters, Brothers and religious priests, ourselves often immigrants, have served the needs of both civic leaders and those on the outskirts of influence. We have chosen to live with those who were sick, dying or living in poverty. Our schools, hospitals and social services helped to build, shape and humanize American society by healing, educating and serving those in need regardless of ethnicity, religion, means or circumstance. Then and now, we strive to bring healing, hope and consolation in the face of sadness and despair."

~Joint letter to President Trump from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and Conference of Major Superiors of Men (Read entire letter here)

Prayer for the Inauguration, 2017

"The Spirit sounds herself in so many voices: sometimes Her whisper is persuasive and easy to follow; sometimes Her cry is fiery and threatening. But She must be listened to."

Dorothy Vidulich, CSJP