We invite you to join us in prayerful reflection and action this Lenten season with Embracing Jesus’ Practice of Nonviolence from the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a U.S. minister and civil rights leader, this year’s reflection guide invites us to prayer and reflection on Gospel nonviolence, as well as Dr. King’s six (6) principles of nonviolence.
We encourage you to take this time to reflect on the Family of Holy Cross Statement on Nonviolence and Just Peace (2017), as well. It is our hope that these reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and Dr. King’s principles of nonviolence will help you to reflect upon your life patterns, to pray more deeply, and renew your spirit to face the realities of our world. We thank the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns for sharing this resource with us. If you prefer to view this reflection electronically, this link will take you to the reflection guide.
We also invite you to explore and participate in Global Catholic Climate Movement’s Lent 2018: Fast for Creation (interactive version). This guide, which also connects with our Family of Holy Cross Statement on Climate Change (2009), calls us to repent of the damage we have done to Our Common Home, to fast from further harm, and to commit to daily actions during Lent. [A printable version is available. You will need to save the file before printing.]