Sisters of Holy Cross Newsletter - Winter 2016-17 Issue


By Sr. Catherine Porier, CSC

On Sunday, January 15, some 100 people gathered at Infant Jesus Church in Nashua, NH and joined with 95 other groups that gathered in the US, Australia, and Guam to Circle the Cities with Love. This community of faith included men and women from diverse faith traditions as well as representatives of 5 religious communities of women and men. The Sisters of Holy Cross, including Associates and a significant delegation of retired Sisters from St. George Manor, were well represented.

The organizers of Circle The Cities with Love invited women and men of Faith to come together, holding hands, in prayer and in silent meditation. This 30 minute action was designed as a manifestation of “the power of LOVE from which healing, peace, and justice might flow to our cities, our country and our world.” (from the Circle the Cities with Love mission statement.)

We are grateful to Sr. Denise Turcotte, CSC who planned, organized, and led this gathering as well as to all who assisted her. Denise learned of this event from a recent participant in the Berakah Program, who was one of the organizers of the national event. Sr. Denise is to be commended not only for under-taking this endeavor but also for taking the opportunity to proclaim to those assembled the stand for non-violence taken by the Sisters of Holy Cross. We also extend our gratitude to Father Pierre Baker, Pastor, who not only graciously accept-ed to host the event at Blessed John the XXIII Parish but participated as well.

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