Journey of Hope: Dialogue, Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion
Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus

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World Day of Peace
January 1, 2020


Pope Francis' World Day of Peace Message

" Journey of Hope: Dialogue, Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion "


Today is January 1st, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. It also is the World Day of Peace. As Mary is known as Our Lady of Peace and the Queen of Peace, what a great day to make a New Year's resolution to work for peace.


Take a moment to read Pope Francis' 2020 World Day of Peace Message Journey of Hope: Dialogue, Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion .



What will you do to work for peace in 2020?
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

Wishing you a New Year filled with peace, love, and hope!
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Jerry Freewalt
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