A Reflection on John 18:17-18 by Father Rudy Casals, SJ

This reflection was originally shared at CMN's virtual First Friday Prayer Vigil on Oct. 1, 2021. Learn more about our monthly prayer vigils and RSVP to attend.

"Then the woman said to Peter,
'You are not also one of this man’s disciples, are you?'
He said, 'I am not.'
Now the slaves and the police had made a charcoal fire because it was cold and were standing around it warming themselves.
Peter was also standing there keeping warm."

Prayer for God's Justice, Mercy, and Compassion

An Original Prayer by Sr. Addie Lorraine Walker, SSND

Sr. Addie Walker, SSND, wrote and shared the following prayer in honor of the Virtual Prayer Vigil held for Christopher Vialva on Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2020. Mr. Vialva was executed hours later by the federal government.

As you say this prayer, whether in solitude or with others, we invite you to remember all persons impacted by the death penalty.