On 2 February, 2018, all female and male Religious joined in an evening prayer today to celebrate the Day of Consecrated Life in the Chapel of one of the Mother Houses (Sisters of Charity) in Strasbourg.
In number, we were about one hundred young and older sisters and brothers as together we sang Jesus as the Light of the World.
During the prayer of the faithful, I prayed for victims and traffickers and took the opportunity to remind those present of the forthcoming feast of St. Bakhita on 8 February, the International Day of Prayer against Trafficking, inaugurated by Pope Francis in 2016.
At the end of the celebration, I distributed the leaflet “RENATE House of Prayer” and was happy to hear that many remembered to pray the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father) against Trafficking which I had asked them to pray last year!
May our prayers reach God’s Heart and contribute to eradicating Trafficking and Exploitation.
Marie Hélène Halligon, cgs.
Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.
STRASBOURG – Religious against Trafficking, gather in prayer on the Day of Consecrated Life.