October 30, 2020: Sisters participate in 24 hours of prayer

From 4-5 p.m. on November 3rd, we encourage you to join us in an hour of prayer. We Notre Dame Sisters will be contributing to a full day of prayer.

We are grateful to our fellow Sisters who offered us all the opportunity to collectively pray for 24 hours during American election day. We pray for peace, healing, and hope.

Here is more information on the event:

175 congregations of women religious pray for peace on Election Day

Sisters will offer perpetual prayers for 24 hours

St. Louis – More than 175 congregations of women religious will pray for peace for 24 hours on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

The idea originated following a day of prayer for the provincial council of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province (SSNDCP). Sister Mary Kay Brooks, council member, said, “Toward the end of the day our facilitator asked, ‘Which needs are immediate and which ones are ongoing?’ I went back to our vision statement and read “responding to urgent needs and living the Gospel call to justice and peace. I was overwhelmed with the call for peace, especially as we inch our way toward election day on November 3.”

The idea began to form, said Sister Mary Kay, “Could we not band together as women religious from around the country and pray for peace on November 3? There is a plethora of material for the days before the election and even after, but not much of anything for the day of the election.”

A joint letter from the provincials of the Central Pacific Province and Atlantic-Midwest Province was sent to each member of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) inviting them to collaborate with SSND in praying for peace in our country, safety for poll workers and safety for those voting on November 3. To date, more than 120 congregations have agreed to pray around the clock on Election Day.

“We encourage Sisters, associates, family, friends and ministry partners to join the congregations in prayer throughout the day to continue building this community of peace and unity,” said Sister Mary Kay. “As women religious, we pray for urgent needs throughout the world; let us be a visible sign of that gift which has been entrusted to us.”

All are invited to join thousands of Sisters in prayers for peace November 3.