The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet
Statement on Violence and Recent Shootings
in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas
With heavy hearts, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet,
Albany and Los Angeles Provinces, join in prayer for Alton Sterling and
Philando Castile, victims of the fatal shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota; and
the police officers: Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa killed in the Dallas massacre.
The escalating and horrific violence in our society, fueled
by hatred, racism, discrimination, intolerance extremism and ignorance, are
leaving in their wake too many hearts and spirits which are broken by
May we turn to the God of mercy and peace, the God who wipes
away every tear, to give us the strength to be instruments and forces of change,
to be messengers of reconciliation and unity. May we continue to express our
commitment to the issue of gun control as well as our outrage at the apparent
refusal to restrict further access to deadly weapons. May we find ways to
dialogue with one another in order to leave to our children a safer nation and
And may God open the hearts of all of us and show us the way
to understanding, compassion and peace. Together let us build a world where
justice, hope and healing prevail.
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