Erie Benedictines stand with LCWR on the welcome of migrants

The Central American Migrant Caravan continues its walk through Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States border and receiving asylum. To date our country’s administration is reportedly considering a new executive order aimed at blocking asylum-seekers and migrants from crossing the border.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has released a public statement calling for the welcome and humane treatment of arriving migrants in a manner that respects their dignity and rights under US and international law.

Faithful to the Gospel command to love our neighbors as ourselves and the Rule of Benedict that urges us to welcome all as Christ did, the Erie Benedictines support this statement and stand with LCWR. With them, we choose "to embrace a dream for America that is filled with hope for a nation united in service of the common good."

Let us together uphold in prayer the women, men and children who are making this migration journey as a result of horrific conditions in their home countries. May they be blessed in their effort to sustain their lives and the lives of their families.

Sister Anne Wambach, OSB, Prioress
Benedictine Sisters of Erie

Click here to read the statement in full.