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Prayer Service

Clare of Assisi: An Example and Mirror of Contemplative Action , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service celebrates the life of Saint Clare of Assisi and asks her to “inspire us to be faithful servant leaders as we seek to embrace a Gospel-centered life rooted in compassion and just...more

World Music Day , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

World Music Day is celebrated annually on June 21st. This prayer service highlights songs from around the world that have promoted human rights and social justice over the years. Copyright © 2017, Ed...more

Naomi Klein: There Can Be No Justice Without Addressing Climate Change , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service is based on the words of Naomi Klein, Canadian author, journalist, and film maker, known for her climate justice activism and analyses of globalization, neoliberalism, and capitali...more

Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service includes excerpts from Dr. King’s famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and includes reflection questions after each reading. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a pro...more

Pope Francis’s Message for the 50th World Day of Peace: “Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace” , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service invites reflection on Pope Francis’s Message for the 50th World Day of Peace on nonviolence. Copyright © 2017, Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Abraham Johannes “A.J.” Muste: A Gentle, Nonviolent Peace Agitator , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This resource draws on the wisdom and witness of A.J. Muste, a nonviolent activist who was influential in the global pacifist movement of the mid-20th Century. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice...more

Standing Up for the Rights of Others (Human Rights Day) , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service commemorates Human Rights Day (December 10th), which marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Scripture passages, reflection questions, a litany for...more

Thomas Berry: One With the Universe , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service includes prayers, quotes, and questions that invite us to reflect on the life and words of Thomas Berry, C.P. Through this reflection, participants are challenged to think more dee...more

Ending Gender-based Violence: A Long Way to Go , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

As we commemorate the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women this month, this prayer service reminds us of the painful realities faced by so many women every day and inspir...more

Nonviolence: A Language of Love (International Day of Nonviolence) , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service, commemorating International Day of Nonviolence (October 2nd), reminds us that the language of the Gospels is one of love. Jesus chose to express this love through nonviolence, giv...more
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