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
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.
Photos of the March in Rome
text of letter from the Master General
Letter from International
Co-Promoters of Justice and Peace
United Nations International
Day of Peace website
Suggested Prayers and ways to participate
Recent Messages from Dominicans