In this time of immense sorrow and conflict, we, the IHM Sisters, stand united in prayer and compassion for the people of Israel and Gaza. Our hearts are heavy as we witness the violence and suffering that has gripped this region, causing immense pain and loss for countless families. May they find solace and protection, and may the international community come together to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance and support.
We fervently pray for an end to the violence, for peace to prevail, and for hearts to be softened toward reconciliation and understanding. We pray for an immediate cessation of hostilities, and for all parties involved to engage in meaningful dialogue to seek a peaceful resolution.
We recognize that this conflict has deep-rooted historical, political, and social complexities, and we implore all leaders and stakeholders to pursue peaceful and diplomatic avenues toward lasting peace. It is crucial to prioritize the well-being and dignity of all individuals affected by this conflict, fostering a culture of respect, empathy, and understanding.
Let us remain steadfast in our prayers, lifting our intentions for healing, peace, and unity. May God’s love and compassion guide us all towards a future where harmony and understanding prevail over discord and hatred.
The IHM Leadership Council
Margaret Chapman, IHM – Treasurer and Mission Councilor
Marianne Gaynor, IHM – Vice President and Mission Councilor
Mary Jane Herb, IHM, President
Patricia McCluskey, IHM – Mission Councilor
Ellen Rinke, IHM – Mission Councilor