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Based on a request from the 2016 Marist (Society of Mary) Assembly, the Marist 2016 Chapter attempted to address the issue of violence in our contemporary world. Many of our local Marist communities continue today to pray together the prayer of St Francis after our petitions. This helps us keep the issues of violence and need for peacemaking before our eyes, and raises consciousness about how often we unwittingly participate in violence in so many small ways.

Please join the Marists in celebrating the Feast of St. Francis by listening and reflecting on the song below, “The Prayer of St. Francis” sung by members of the CGOA Voci Choir.

St. Francis of Assisi pray for us!