Yesterday, September 27, was the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In commemoration of it, but more importantly, as a response to the suffering of migrants throughout the world, the North America Migration Committee produced a brochure titled “Restoring Human Dignity.” It is a way to help people develop a better understanding of migration, and offers suggestions for taking action.
The brochure, and an introductory letter to it, is available in English, French, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese and Vietnamese.
Click here to access the brochure in all of the languages.
SCJs and those with whom they partner in ministry are encouraged to share the brochure, or the webpage, through parish bulletins, websites, Facebook pages and other organizational communications.
“As Church we should remember that in tending the wounds of refugees, evacuees and the victims of trafficking, we are putting into practice the commandment of love that Jesus bequeathed to us when he identified with the foreigner, with those who are suffering with all the innocent victims of violence and exploitation,” said Pope Francis.
“As Dehonians we continue to see the pain, isolation, and suffering of our migrant sisters and brothers and their children,” write members of the committee. “Their struggles have been intensified by the COVID 19 pandemic. In the midst of our own challenges at this time, let us not forget those who struggle to find a home.”
Let the Priests of the Sacred Heart pray for your loved ones and intentions.