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Great Bend Dominican Sisters Join
World Wide Prayer for Peace

GREAT BEND, KS September 21, 2006---Dominican Sisters of Great Bend hold hands in prayer around the peace banner that was erected Friday in front of their convent. The banner says: "Peace, because good planets are hard to find." The sisters hope people will pause as they pass and offer a prayer for peace in their community, state, nation, and world.

Pictured are, left to right, Sisters Jolene Geier, Petrona Stockemer, Louise Hageman, Ancilla Schawe, Philomena Hrencher, Cornelia Bock, Malachy Stockemer, Rosalia Govert, Kathy Goetz, and Alvina Miller.

September 21st is designated by the United Nations as International Day of Peace. The Dominican Sisters of Great Bend, uniting with their Dominican brothers and sisters around the world, are inviting people of Barton County to join them in "wrapping the world in prayer for peace."

"With the escalation of violence and death in the Middle East and other parts of the world, times are uncertain and critical. We are called to deepen our faith in a God of peace and in hope that peace will return to this region and other parts of the world," said Sister Jolene Geier, peace and justice promoter for the sisters.

The Dominican Sisters are displaying a large Peace banner in front of the convent on Broadway to encourage people driving by to pray for peace.

On Thursday, Sept. 21, prayers for peace were offered by Father Reggie Urban during Eucharist at 11:15 a.m. in the Dominican Chapel of the Plains. Adoration Hours was at 12:30 p.m. and a special prayer service for peace was held at 4:30 p.m.

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