March 22: Day of Worldwide Solidarity and Prayer

March 22: Day of Worldwide Solidarity and Prayer

Now is the time for each one of us to respond to the worldwide coronavirus crisis by being in solidarity with others, especially with those who are most vulnerable and most at risk. It is the time to follow the directives provided by the World Health Organization and our respective governments.

It is a special time for prayer and for witnessIng through practical solidarity and awareness, our responsibly to care for one another. This extraordinary time provides space for acts of generosity and expressions of gratitude especially to whose who are in the front line caring for the sick and those engaged in research projects searching for remedies, and those at work in the public services. No matter who they are or where they are, they should know that they are in the thoughts and prayers of sisters worldwide.

We therefore invite all the member congregations of UISG to make next Sunday 22nd March a day of worldwide solidarity and prayer especially for all those directly affected. 

Sr. Jolanta Kafka rmi

UISG President



Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.

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19 thoughts on “March 22: Day of Worldwide Solidarity and Prayer

    •   Samuel says:

      Remember that it is the faith in the (only) Lord Jesus Christ that saves (Romans 10:9-10). Also remember that it is to God only that we pray (Luke 4:8.
      Also read John 16:23-24 and Exodus 20:3-5a.

      Be blessed in the name of Jesus.

  1.   Antonio Costa says:

    Our Lady have always asked us to pray the rosary ,no more than ever,we must, hopefully, we all must continue to do so every day,that is her wish, otherwise, the world will be punished again for all the evil on this Earth.

  2.   Sr.Victoria Orwa says:

    Well thought of.For sure we have to pray for our people at this particular time.The world need Gods healing.
    Thank you Sr.President

  3. St. Therese of the Child Jesus said that she would spend her heaven doing good on earth. This is the apt time for her to do her desire for humanity.

    We, her Sisters will pray through her intercession so that she can answer this urgent need.

    Thank you Sr. Jolanta for your insightful thought.

  4.   Ave Clark says:

    Let us hold a sacred bead of quiet, humble prayer and pray for the virus crisis to be addressed around the world with steady care, lots of kindness and trust that the Lord is with each one of us. Let us be united in the holy energy of prayer and find a good deed to ensure others that we care about them. Amen.

  5.   S. Angelina Mitre says:

    Es una buena iniciativa para reafirmar nuestra confianza en Dios presente en nuestras vidas. No hay que tener miedo. El Señor nos acompaña y también su Madre Amorosa.

  6.   Rita Rompre says:

    This unexpected change of events worldwide has moved us into a new way of living each day. We do need God’s
    help to maintain peaceful relations with one another. Help us , oh LORD.

  7.   Hildegard Sessar says:

    I translated the Lockdown-Prayer to German. If you like, you can publish it.


    Ja, da ist Angst.
    Ja, da ist Isolation.
    Ja, da sind Hamsterkäufe.
    Ja, da ist Krankheit.
    Ja, da ist auch Tod.

    in Wuhan sind nach so vielen Jahren Lärm,
    wieder die Vögel zu hören.
    Schon nach wenigen Wochen Ruhe
    ist der Himmel nicht mehr trüb vom Dunst,
    sondern blau und grau und klar.
    In den Straßen von Assisi
    singen die Menschen einander zu
    quer über die leeren Plätze,
    lassen ihre Fenster offen,
    damit, die, die allein sind,
    den Familien um sie herum zuhören können.
    Ein Hotel im Westen von Irland
    liefert kostenlose Mahlzeiten an die Menschen in Quarantäne.
    Ich hörte, dass eine junge Frau Zettel mit ihrer Telefonnummer
    in der Nachbarschaft verteilt,
    damit die Alten jemanden anrufen können.
    Kirchen, Synagogen, Moscheen und Tempel
    bereiten sich darauf vor,
    die Obdachlosen, die Kranken und Erschöpften
    zu empfangen und zu beherbergen.
    Überall auf der Welt werden die Menschen langsamer und nachdenklicher.
    Überall auf der Welt schauen die Menschen ihre Nachbarn mit anderen Augen an.
    Überall auf der Welt erwachen die Menschen zu einer neuen Wirklichkeit,
    sehen, wie groß wir wirklich sind,
    wie wenig wir kontrollieren können,
    was wirklich wichtig ist,
    die Liebe.
    Lasst und beten und uns daran erinnern,
    dass Angst nicht
    in Hass umschlagen muss,
    dass Isolation
    nicht einsam machen muss,
    dass Hamsterkäufe
    nicht zu Gemeinheiten führen müssen,
    dass körperliche Krankheit
    nicht auch die Seele krank machen muss,
    dass der Tod sogar
    die Liebe auferstehen lassen kann.
    Lass uns darauf achten, für welches Leben wir uns jetzt entscheiden.
    Heute, atmen.
    Durch den Fabriklärm unserer Panik hindurch
    die Vögel wieder singen hören,
    den Himmel sich aufklaren sehen,
    der Frühling kommt,
    und wir sind immer umgeben von Liebe.
    Öffnen wir die Fenster unserer Seele
    um fähig zu werden,
    uns über leere Plätze hinweg zu berühren,
    zu singen.

    Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM

  8.   Sr. Ger Curran FCJ says:

    Faithful Companions of Jesus sisters in Calgary will join in this day of prayer for those directly impacted by this crises and that we might all grow in our care for each other. Sr. Ger. FCJ

  9.   Tomsy says:

    The Congregation Jesu joins the sacred day of prayer. We are in communion with the world at this time of crisis. CJ sisters New Delhi India

  10. Thank you, dear Sr. Jolanta, and all the board members for this initiative. We joined you yesterday by having adoration all day long in our Generalate community. We also called neighboring and befriended congregations, asking them how they are and confirming our connectedness and support.
    In communion, Sr. Maria Theresia Hörnemann SSpS

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