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Sisters Issue Statement Concerning the Treatment of Immigrants on the Border of the U.S. and Mexico

July 03, 2019
By CSA Sisters of St. Agnes
treatment of immigrants

On July 3, 2019, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes, in keeping with their mission of standing up for those who faith life and human dignity are threatened, issued a statement regarding the treatment of immigrants at the United States border with Mexico.

To read the full statement, click here.

The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes and their Associates invite the public to join them in a prayer vigil in support of detained immigrants and children from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019. Inspired by the Lights for Liberty events occurring throughout the country, the prayer service will take place in the Chapel of the Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) Motherhouse, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI.

On Friday, July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets, and into their own front yards to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Official Lights for Liberty events will take place from 7-9 p.m. in ten cities throughout Wisconsin, including Wauwatosa and Appleton. Details of events can be found at lightsforliberty.org

The CSA prayer service from 6-7 p.m. will include readings, prayers for those in the detention camps and the government, and a candle lighting ceremony. Attendees are encouraged to take their LED candles home to display in their windows at 9 p.m. and on future days.

All are invited to attend the prayer service, regardless of their faith tradition, and no reservations are required. For more information, please call Chelsea Koenigs at 920-907-2300.

Read more about the Sisters’ experiences with asylum seekers.

Sister Ruth was interviewed about the event on WFDL on July 5, 2019.  Listen to the recording here. (Skip to 1 minute and 26 seconds to go straight to Sister Ruth's portion of the recording.)

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