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MIA Prayer Intention: Non-violence

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MIA Prayer Intention: Non-violence

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Non-violence

On October 2nd, the world celebrated International Day of Non-violence. A few days later, on October 4th, the Catholic community celebrated the Feast of St. Francis. These days commemorate two great spiritual leaders, Mahatma Gandhi and St. Francis of Assisi, who still share much of their wisdom with us today. In prayer, let us remember their collective call for peace, for protection of our common home, and for trust and tolerance.

In the words of Ghandi, “I am praying for the light that will dispel the darkness; let all those with a living faith in nonviolence join me in the prayer.” Let us pray for nonviolence with the words of St. Francis…

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage and Spirituality

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Mercy Investments: Advocating for an Inclusive and Equitable Global Food System

Mercy Investment Services, Americas

Mercy Investments: Advocating for an Inclusive and Equitable Global Food System

Mercy Investment Services, Americas

Mercy Investments: Advocating for an Inclusive and Equitable Global Food System

More than 811 million people globally are undernourished, more than 2.3 billion people lack year-round access to adequate food, and yet approximately 30 percent of all food produced is wasted each year.

Through company engagements, Mercy Investment Services is addressing food systems challenges. In collaboration with the Access to Nutrition Initiative, Mercy engages food and beverage manufacturers, including Kellogg and Nestlé, on the nutritional quality of their products, accessibility and affordability, and responsible marketing. Mercy and partners also engage retailers and restaurants on food waste reduction efforts. Darden Restaurants, for example, has more than doubled their waste diversion rate since 2008 and donated over 6.3 million pounds of food in 2020. Finally, Mercy and partners engage food and beverage manufacturers and retailers on transitioning to regenerative agriculture practices that promote soil and water health, protect biodiversity, and ensure farmer livelihoods.

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1917: Fire partially destroyed St Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona (it was rebuilt within three months)

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Not too many of us commit murder or adultery. Not too many take hostages or give false testimony in a court of law. Most are ready to honour and care for their parents in their old age....”

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Vatican Museums Collection: The Works of Mercy #10

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Vatican Museums Collection: The Works of Mercy #10

Explore the masterpieces in the papal collections accompanied by the words of the Popes. Today, view The Works of Mercy #10.

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

Catholic Health Association of the United States offers Meditative Reflections. Listen to Both Day and Night for 1 minute 45 seconds to recenter yourself.

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Infographics: SDGs & UN Human Rights mechanisms from a Feminst Perspecitve

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Infographics: SDGs & UN Human Rights mechanisms from a Feminst Perspecitve

The Wome’s Major Group created a series, “SDGs & UN Human Rights mechanisms from a feminist perspective”, in infographics. The infographics were written by Diyana Yahya and designed by Naadira Patel of SSWW and are available in English, Spanish, and French.

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