A Prayer Vigil for an Execution

Intended for use before or on the day of an execution, CMN's Prayer Vigil for an Execution calls all to reflect on the themes of forgiveness and mercy in the face of the death penalty. Inviting us to lift up the dignity of all life and pray for those impacted by violence, this vigil serves to deepen our commitment to the work to end the death penalty. 

2017 Easter Reflection

By: Rev. Brian O. McDermott, S.J., Dr. Theol., Special Assistant to the President, Georgetown University

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

During his life on earth Jesus lived in total dependence on God as the source-of-all, whom he called Abba, and on the Holy Spirit. He also learned how to be an authentic human being (marked by self-giving love) from the other human beings who loved him unconditionally, such as Mary and Joseph.

Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots

The devotion to our Lady Undoer of Knots began in the 2nd century with St. Irenaeus. He wrote, "The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”

With this Novena, we pray for Mary, our Advocate, and Helper in moments of affliction, to intercede on our behalf and undo the Knot of an impending execution. 

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