Nagasaki Day prayer vigil, South Bend

posted by Brenna Cussen on August 3rd, 2006

As you are aware, this Sunday, August 6th, is the 61st anniversary of
the bombing of Hiroshima. Wednesday, August 9th, is the anniversary of
the bombing of Nagasaki.

Please join us for a PRAYER VIGIL NEXT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9TH, FROM
8:30-9 PM, to remember the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and
children killed and wounded by these horrible weapons — made and dropped by human beings.

During the time we are gathered, we will read the reflection written
in 1945 by Dorothy Day.

We will take the time also to remember also those in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Israel who have been killed by missiles and airstrikes. And we will pray for peace.

Please join us if you are able. PLEASE WEAR BLACK, or another appropriate dark color, as a sign of mourning and repentence for our actions, and the actions of our fellow men and women, that have contributed to these deaths.

There will be a large banner that reflects the above sentiments. If you wish to bring your own signs, please bear in mind that this is a prayerful witness.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a comment