Medical Mission Sisters in Germany recently joined other Christians in mourning the close to 3000 refugees who died in the Mediterranean Sea this year trying to escape life-threatening circumstances at home. Catholics and Protestants organized a vigil to honor those who lost their lives. In the heart of Frankfurt City, they erected a wooden cross and stood in a circle around it as darkness fell. The cross was crafted from planks of a refugee’s boat which crossed the Mediterranean Sea and finally arrived in Lampedusa, Italy. There was time for silent prayer and all were invited to light a candle in memory of the refugees who died.