Join our community in praying a novena for the safety of Ukraine and a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
Watch one video below each day for the next nine days to join in the following prayer:
in the chaos and darkness on the night before he died,
your beloved Son told his disciples:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”
In the turmoil of these days,
we come to you and ask your blessing
for the people of Ukraine.
May they experience the consolation and peace
that you alone can offer.
May your Son, meek and humble of heart,
teach us and the world the saving grace of humility
as we seek to foster peace and justice
in our hearts and in our times.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
May Mary, the Queen of Peace, protect us from the folly of war.
“War should belong to the tragic past, to history; it should find no place on humanity’s agenda for the future. Peace is not just the absence of war. Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith. Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.”