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Tisha B’av is an annual fast day in Judaism celebrated on August 10-11 in 2019. It is a holy day of remembrance, commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem. Many groups in 2019 are using it to lament U.S. treatment of migrants and refugees....
The United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (8/6/45) and Nagasaki (8/9/45), two cities in Japan. It is time to remember, to pray, and to learn the cost of the tragedy of war. Let’s allow the anniversaries of these bombings refuel our resolve to become peacemakers. ...
Dominic is the founder of our Dominican Order (Order of Preachers). Dominic was described as joyful and prayerful; whose preaching challenged the heresies of his day. The Dominican motto is Truth and it is as powerful and relevant today – perhaps more relevant today, than in the time of Dominic....
July 31 is the feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Saint Ignatius was a priest, theologian, and spiritual director who is best remembered and celebrated for two primary gifts to the world – the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Spiritual Exercises. We join our Jesuit brothers in celebration....
Monday, July 29, 2019 is Earth Overshoot Day!  This means that the human community will have used within 7 months all of the natural resources that Earth can naturally replenish in one year.  We are creating an earth deficit for the next 5 months....
The feast of Saint Mary the Magdalene is July 22nd. Mary is one of the renowned and celebrated women who followed Jesus. The memory of Mary has been maligned by the church, by Christian artists, and by the popular assumption that she was a prostitute and a repentant sinner....
July 14th is the feast of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, an Algonquin-Mohawk woman. She is colloquially known as the Lily of the Mohawks. Saint Kateri can remind us about her peoples' mystic relationship with nature as sacred and help us care for earth, our common home....
We celebrate the birth of our nation. We know that it is good to appreciate one’s country and to remember what is pride-worthy in our nation. So, take time to celebrate but also take time to be mindful. The strength of our country is found in our values....
Litha, the summer solstice Sabbat, honors the longest day of the year. It is celebrated on June 21st. Celebrating midsummer was a common practice for all agricultural societies. The celebration’s focus is the power of the sun – celebrating the time when gardens are growing and warmth has returned....
The United Nations has declared June 20th as World Refugee Day. We pray that all countries will welcome refugees, those who flee from their homes due to war, persecution, or fear of harm. As citizens of a global community, we are impelled to open our hearts and our homelands....