Pray for peace in Korea and for nuclear disarmament

Benedictines for Peace (BFP) will hold a Holy Hour for Peace in Korea and for nuclear disarmament on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Mount St. Benedict Monastery.

As leaders of the US and North Korea threaten nuclear war, we gather as seekers of peace to pray for the de-escalation of tensions between our countries and the complete disarming of these weapons of mass destruction.

We pray with the people of Korea and particularly with our Benedictine sisters from around the world who are gathered in South Korea September 5-19 for the annual conference of the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum (CIB), an international association of leaders of Benedictine women’s communities.

Sister Anne Wambach, prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, is a delegate to the conference and Sister Mary Jane Vergotz, who serves as secretary of the CIB, is also in attendance.

We vigil and pray with all who seek peace around the world, for de-escalation and for respectful dialogue leading to lasting peace and justice.

Join us for an hour of quiet prayer, reflective readings and song.