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January 11 (National Human Trafficking Awareness Day) to February 8 (Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita) is a month set aside to pray for an end to human trafficking. The month ends on the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita. She is the patron saint of human trafficking survivors. ...
The celebration of Kwanzaa is observed from December 26th to January 1st. During these days after Christmas let us celebrate with our sisters and brothers of African heritage.  Let us recognize and be grateful for their gifts, let us renounce racism, and let us all work together for justice.   ...
The Dominican Center wishes a very Happy Thanksgiving to all those who visit our site and to those who enroll in our programs. We are grateful for you and hope that we can be a spiritual lens and gift for you. We are grateful and we thank you....
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. ...
Thursday, July 28, 2022 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. As a people, we need to reduce...
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....
For a native-born citizen, patriotism is a natural response. It is reinforced from childhood and it is celebrated with parades, fireworks, music, bunting, and flags. Today we must renew our commitment to create an honorable and just country. That commitment will insure a happy fourth of July! ...
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....
Cinco de Mayo – on May 5, 1862 we remember the battle of Puebla in Mexico’s war against France. Let us continue to pray that God will give a greater appreciation of human diversity while reminding us to celebrate that we are one human family....
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd. Every year, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized. The theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth....