Social Justice

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“Building a future of freedom requires love of the common good and cooperation in a spirit of subsidiarity and solidarity.”
– Pope Francis


We seek to serve and be served. In Matthew 25, we find examples of opportunities to be involved in wholesome mutual relationships. In fact, Christ emphatically states where we are to find him. It is important to notice that this passage directly follows the parable of the talents. As we develop and share our God-given gifts and talents, we are transformed in our efforts to seek change with others.

“Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage
the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry, and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you made me welcome,
lacking clothes and you clothed me,
sick and you visited me,
in prison and you came to see me.”

Matthew 25, 34-36

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August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until 03/30/2020

Open to the public - All are Welcome!

Circle of Contemplation

August 18 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day Third of the month, repeating until 03/16/2020

Every month a circle of Wheaton Franciscans gathers to sit in silence as we meditate together.  Through this simple act of faith, our intention is to bless the world that we may all be instruments of peace, transformation, hope, and healing. To join the monthly email reminder list or if you have any questions, email Sr. Diane Przyborowski at

World Humanitarian Day honors the thousands of people around the world who risk their lives in order to provide food, medical care, water, shelter, and hope to millions of people suffering from the ravages of war, violence and natural disasters. Governments of all nations are urged to protect aid workers and to assist them in [...]

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International Solidarity Days – August 2019

July 19th, 2019|

August 6 and 9—World Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki At 8:16 AM, over Hiroshima on August 6 and at 10:58 AM on August 9 over Nagasaki, in 1945, the course of human history changed forever with the dropping of 2 nuclear bombs during World War II. This violent ushering in of the nuclear age stunned [...]

International Solidarity Days – July 2019

July 1st, 2019|

July 11—World Population Day July 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 5 billion in 1987, to about 7 billion now.  Despite having the Earth capacity to produce enough food for everyone, the increasing environmental degradation, armed conflicts, [...]

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