Letter: Pray for the common good in November
We join thousands of other Catholic Sisters around the nation during this presidential election year in calling for civility in our public discourse.
As members of a pluralistic nation, we citizens are characterized by a wide variety of beliefs, experiences, and interests. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. The problem is not that we have differences of opinion; it is how these differences are expressed, bringing us closer together or tearing us further apart.
Pope Francis says the “chief aim of all politics” is the pursuit of the common good. We Dominican Sisters of Adrian invite you to join us in a contemplative action each Tuesday through November 8, setting the intention that the common good rises as a central concern during this election season.
We call it “8 for 8.” We spend 8 minutes in silence each Tuesday for the common good of the November 8 elections.
We begin this contemplative action by setting the intention with prayer, asking God to “infuse each of us, voters and candidates for elected office, with a longing for peace and the common good of all people and creation.” Please join us.
Sr. Patricia Siemen, Prioress
Adrian Dominican Sisters