Sisters of St. Joseph Call for Unity, Reconciliation and a National Post-election Day of Prayer
Immediately following the 2016 presidential election, members of the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph are calling for Americans to come together, in a spirit of unity and reconciliation, to restore hope, respect, civility and trust to our nation. The Sisters are encouraging participation in a National Day of Prayer for Unity and Reconciliation on Friday, November 11, 2016.
As a nation, we have experienced a rancorous and divisive political campaign season, marked by rhetoric of fear, anger and hate which has left our nation fragmented and conflicted. We need to begin the process of healing and move forward in the belief that reconciliation and rebuilding are possible. Without question, God can create newness out of brokenness and chaos!
As Sisters of St. Joseph, we strive to foster a unity that is not uniformity and a diversity that is not division. Since our founding in 1650, we have been called to respond to the most pressing needs of the times. What is crucial at this time in our nation’s history is to unite the divided, to mend the shattered and, in the words of Pope Francis, “to show mercy by building bridges.”