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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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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

Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Leaders and Peacemakers , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service honors the Asian Americans who, over the past century, have been activists, artists, heroes, and persons for others. Copyright © 2016 Education for Justice, a project of Center of...more

Embracing Peter Maurin’s Vision of Justice and Equality , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

The life of Peter Maurin, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, is prayerfully told through this prayer service. Copyright © 2016 Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. ...more

Celebrating “The Mass on the World” with Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., is regarded as one of the foremost thinkers of our time. His spiritual writings on humanity, the universe, and God are entwined together in this prayer service based ...more

A Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako Sasaki , by: Anna Misleh

Learn the story of the little girl named Sadako who was affected by the Hiroshima bombing in Japan and folded 1,000 paper cranes for peace in our world. This reflection also includes instructions on h...more