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International Day of Peace

Imagenes_mayo_2008_023[1]Medical Mission Sisters join our sisters and brothers around the world in marking September 21 as the International Day of Peace.  Begun by a United Nations resolution in 1981, this day focuses the attention of the entire world on peace and our own responsibility for peacemaking.  The Medical Mission Sisters’ UN representative, Sister Celine Paramundayil, shares that, at a UN High Level Forum for Peace in early September, Anwarul Chowdhury, the former Ambassador of Bangladesh, spoke about the many examples of violence, war and aggression in our world, and reminded participants that Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

Photo: Medical Mission Sister Maigualida (Mai) Riera leads the prayers of intentions at a special Mass in Venezuela for all those affected by violence.