Monthly Archives: March 2021

An Invitation – Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday

All are welcome to join the Wheaton Franciscan community in the celebration of the Sacred Triduum. Services will be offered via livestream on the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters YouTube page. Links for each service and the music sheet are below. All readings are available at https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings.This year when we are once again unable to gather as a community, allow the music, prayer, symbols, and scriptures to lead you on the journey into a deeper experience of God’s extravagant love in your life. The Sacred Triduum offers us the opportunity to connect with the central message of God's love for us, the [...]

An Invitation – Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday2021-03-31T18:58:54+00:00

Global Solidarity – April 2021

April 4—International Day of Landmine Awareness & Assistance in Mine ActionThis day is a special day to raise awareness of the dangers posed by landmines and other unexploded munitions.  This is also a day to call on all nations to eliminate the use of landmines.  It is estimated that 15,000-20,000 people are injured or killed each year in areas where war and armed conflict has officially ceased, but where landmines remain an unseen daily danger.  These explosives endanger the lives of farmers planting fields, women walking to fetch water or firewood, and even children at play.  Landmines also make the [...]

Global Solidarity – April 20212021-03-26T16:21:02+00:00

Community Response to Recent Shootings

Stop Gun Violence The Wheaton Franciscans condemn the violence in the United States that continues to take innocent lives. In a week that numbs the soul, we recognize that the shooting in Boulder, Colorado, was the seventh mass shooting in seven days resulting in a total of 40 deaths in one week. Gun violence in total takes 40,000 lives per year in the United States.We pray for all of the victims and the families of this senseless violence, yet prayers are not enough. We also implore lawmakers to act courageously and immediately to pass meaningful legislation to control access to [...]

Community Response to Recent Shootings2021-03-25T19:23:58+00:00
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