August 6 and 9—World Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—76th AnniversaryThese days are for remembering the only two times that nuclear weapons have been unleashed during warfare. We also remember the horrendous immediate human cost, and the continuing long-term effects on global societies. These weapons of mass destruction instantly obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing over 200,000 people, mostly civilians. Thousands more died in the following months due to burns, radiation sickness and other injuries, compounded by malnutrition and illness. Many more continued to suffer and die from the long-term effects of radiation exposure over the next 20-40 years. Since those two [...]
July 11—World Population DayJuly 11th, World Population Day seeks to raise awareness of issues around world population. The world’s population has grown from 3 billion in 1960, to 7.9 billion in 2021. As the world’s population continues to grow, the risks of pandemics increase, and human activities continue to threaten the climate of our planet. Cooperation across borders, continents and states is necessary if these issues are to be addressed effectively. Growing human populations require us to creatively address the climate crisis, loss of biodiversity, the need for efficient food production and distribution, and ways to provide access to clean [...]
Franciscan Sisters Congregational JPIC Newsletter Vol. 6, No. 2June 2021Click here to view the latest JPIC Newsletter.
December 1, 1928 - June 30, 2021 Funeral MassMonday, July 5, 2021Service Begins at 10:30 AMvia LivestreamVisitation (Public)Monday, July 5, 20214:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDTOur Lady of The Angels Chapel Entrance #7Wheaton, IllinoisBurialAssumption CemeteryWinfield, Illinois Click For Funeral Mass Livestream Link 7/5/21 at 10:30 a.m. CDT Click For Funeral Mass Music Sheet Obituary:Sister Pauline Langfield’s desire was “to be remembered as a prayerful, kind, generous, thoughtful and loving person.” She also hoped that “her sense of humor helped others in some way.” And so [...]