“In light of the violence in the Middle East, especially Israel and Gaza, and in the Ukraine, Pope Francis has asked people of all faiths to observe this Friday, Oct. 27, as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. The Pope will hold an hour’s interfaith vigil at 6 PM Rome time (12 noon EDT).

We invite you to pray for peace with the Sisters of Charity and with the worldwide Vincentian Family. May nations at war lay down their weapons, and may hearts and minds be moved to seek a peaceful end to conflicts.” -Sr. Regina Bechtle