Prayer for International Migrants Day

Photo by Cecile Meijer, rscj


This year, the Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation of the USG/UISG Secretariat in Rome has prepared a prayer service for December 18, International Migrants Day.

Introducing the prayer, the Commission writes:

PREPARATION: Invite those who will pray together to bring items to share as gestures of welcome for people trying to build a better life in a new place. Suggest personal hygiene items, climate-appropriate clothing, socks, etc.  In the gathering space, place an empty suitcase, backpack or a cloth that can be wrapped into a bundle.  As people gather, ask them to pack the bag with their donations.  Later, deliver them to an assistance agency or directly to immigrants in need.

The prayer is available in multiple languages, including French, Spanish, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, German, Polish, Korean and English.