Pope Francis has asked people across the world to participate in a world day of fasting, penance and prayer on Friday, Oct. 27, for an end to the Israel-Hamas war.
Individuals of any Christian denomination and any other faith are invited to participate. An hour of prayer will begin at 11 a.m. to coincide with an hour of prayer beginning in Rome.
Marquette students, faculty and staff are welcome to utilize any of the university’s sacred spaces, including the interfaith meditation space and the Islamic Prayer Room.
Students who would like to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament can do so in the Chapel of the Holy Family from 11 a.m. to noon.
Additionally, there will also be a prayer for peace in Israel and Gaza as well as Ukraine at the IgNite Out Adoration and Praise Night Out on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.
It is in times like these when the university’s mission theme “En Todo Amar y Servir,” or “To Love and Serve in Everything,” can serve as a helpful guide.
When one realizes that God’s love permeates our world, how might we respond? With a desire to bring love to the world: cultivating unconditional acceptance, working together to lift each other up and showing everyone what it means to be loved.