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Saints, Martyrs, Heroes of Justice

Saints, Martyrs, and Heroes are by definition ordinary individuals who witness to their faith in extraordinary ways. They provide us with role models and examples of how to live as disciples in a complex world. By learning about their lives and paying attention to their example, we can draw strength for our journey of faith as we strive to bring about the Kingdom vision of love, justice, and peace.

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A Blessing and A Challenge to Us: In Memory of Fr. Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J., and Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This month, we remember the deaths and celebrate the lives of two of the Jesuit priest killed in El Salvador in 1989 because they raised their voices for justice. ...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

Rebecca Maskia Katsuva: Turning Suffering Into Action , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

“Mama Masika” committed her entire life to protecting and raising awareness of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This litany calls us to learn from Mama Masika’s coura...more

Film Discussion Guide: Hidden Figures , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Hidden Figures tells the remarkable story of three African American women who played a significant role in the NASA launch of John Glenn, the first person to orbit the earth. This resource includes a ...more

Women Creating the Common Good , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

This litany remembers the many women who have worked for peace and justice worldwide during the last two centuries and asks that the remembrance of these women inspire us to continue their work. Copyr...more

In Memory of Berta Cáceres (English and Spanish) , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Berta Cáceres was murdered in 2016 for her outspoken advocacy as she sought environmental justice for her indigenous people in Honduras; this prayer remembers her sacrifice. Copyright © 2017, Educat...more