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World AIDS Day Prayer Service

On Thursday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. the Sister Servants, Immaculate Heart of Mary invites you to join them for their annual prayer service to commemorate World AIDS Day.  The theme of this year’s prayer is “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility.”  The prayer service is open to the public. Please wear a mask and enter by the front door of the Motherhouse. The service will take place in the Maxis community room, located on the lower level just below the chapel.

In their Chapter 2000 Direction, the IHM community committed itself to “collaborating with other groups to develop an appropriate response to the global pandemic of HIV/AIDS, recognizing especially its devastating impact on the children and future of Africa.”  For decades, IHM Sisters have ministered in South Africa. Sister Peg O’Shea remains there, committed to the people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.

“We come together to pray that all people will recognize the equal worth and dignity of every person.  The effects of human rights violations in the context of HIV are profound. We must invest our personal, prayerful and collective energy to reduce inequalities in all areas of life – including in our response to HIV and AIDS.”

IHM Associate and HIV/AIDS Committee Chair Chuck VanVleet 

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