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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

Prayer: Saint Martin de Porres , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Saint Martin de Porres is the patron saint of mixed-race peoples and healthcare workers, whose feast day falls on November 3. This prayer celebrates his devotion and calls us to greater tolerance and ...more

Litany: Remembering Social Justice Saints from Around Our World , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

For use on All Saint's Day or other occasions, this prayer is a litany of saints from many parts of the world, connecting each saint's work to justice and peace. Copyright © 2014-2016, Education for...more

Transformation Through Suffering: A Journey with St. Josephine Bakhita , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This prayer service follows the life of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese woman who was trafficked and enslaved time and time again. St. Bakhita is the patron of victims of trafficking. Copyright © 2...more

The Call to Mercy: The Model of Dorothy Day , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Dorothy Day used the Works of Mercy to guide her vocation of serving the homeless and poor in New York City. This prayer commemorates the beginning of the Year of Mercy and offers Dorothy Day as a mod...more

Exploring the Legacies of Sts. John Paul II and John XXIII , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Explore the messages of Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII in this resource that outlines the encyclicals authored by these two popes who were so dedicated to Catholic social thought and bringing...more

Prayer for the Community of Saints , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

We remember that we are all part of the community of saints, imperfect and diverse as we are. God calls us to be in relationship with Him and with each other. Copyright © 2014-2017, Education for Jus...more

Feast of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

July 14th is the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks, the first Native American of North America to be canonized a saint. This reflection features a short biography of St. Kateri a...more

Film Discussion Guide: Silver Linings Playbook

Two troubled people struggling with depression turn to each other in this recent movie. This discussion guide and supporting resources explore mental illness. Copyright © 2013-2017, Education for Jus...more
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Beatified: John Henry Newman , by: Education for Justice

John Henry Newman was one of the most influential and well-known figures of 19th century Catholicism. Newman’s life was spent attempting to integrate mind and heart, faith and reason.  In his i...more

St. Maria Bernarda Butler- First Woman Saint of Switzerland , by: Bill Griffin, CFX

First Woman Saint of Switzerland In mid-October, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI canonized this newest saint for her work in Ecuador and Columbia. She was known for her open heart, her compassionate care of ...more

Mother Frances Cabrini- Patron Saint of Immigrants , by: Michelle Webb

November 13- Patron Saint of Immigrants Mother Cabrini was a remarkable woman whose missionary heart and compassionate zeal changed countless lives. She was canonized in 1946. This patron saint of ...more

St. Paul of the Cross , by: Fr. John Gonzalez, CPP

St. Paul of the Cross is a saint who shows us what it means to make a preferential option for the poor in the world today.  He lived in a turbulent time where people struggled for a meaningful exist...more