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Prayers for Christmas: The Poor and Tolerance


Fred Cain in Brazil

“The Lord hears the cry of the poor.” – Responsorial psalm appointed for today.

Our prayer for Christmas comes from Fred Cain, one of our returned missioners who served in Brazil from 1999 to 2001.

“This Christmas, I am thankful for the reminder that Jesus is among us in the guise of the poor and marginalized. My prayer for the holiday season is for dialogue, tolerance and justice in the face of war, hatred and ignorance.”

From the ’90s to today, our mission has been to live and serve in solidarity with economically poor communities across the globe for peace, justice, reconciliation and care of creation. We have confidence in the wisdom of poor communities. 

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We prepare and support lay Catholics for two-year international, one-year domestic and 1-2 week short-term mission service opportunities in solidarity with impoverished and marginalized communities across the globe.

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