Praying for Buffalo and for an End to Racism
The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes joins the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in their "call for an honest dialogue rooted in Christ in addressing the persistent evil of racism in our country."
God of abundant love,
In the aftermath of another horrific act of violence and racism,
In which, human lives, sacred and precious, were lost,
We pray for blessing and healing in the Buffalo community.
In a special way we pray for:
- Celestine Chaney
- Roberta Drury
- Andre Mackniel
- Katherine Massey
- Margus Morrison
- Heyward Patterson
- Aaron Salter
- Geraldine Talley
- Ruth Whitfield
- Pearl Young
And the three individuals who were injured during the attack. We pray for their loved ones and for all who were present during the attack and who are grappling with its aftermath.
We hold in our hearts all those killed by gun violence and who are victims of racism.
God, wrap your healing love around these individuals and their families and communities, and inspire each of us to act with prophetic love so that racism and violence have no place to grow in this world.
Prayer written by Brenna Davis for the Ignatian Solidarity Network
In response to the shooting in Buffalo, New York on Saturday, May 14, 2022, the Ignation Solidarity Network has gathered resources (NOTE: this list is not exhaustive) on racism, gun violence, and Catholic teaching on these issues. Click here to read it.