Beginning this year, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has initiated a Religious Freedom Week which will be held annually, June 22 – 29. Reconfigured from the original Fortnight for Freedom, Religious Freedom Week focuses on praying and acting in support of religious liberty at home and abroad.
This year’s theme is ‘Serving Others in God’s Love’ and begins on the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher (June 22), and ends on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29).
The USCCB have said that “People of faith are committed to serving others in God’s love in healthcare, child welfare, migration and refugee resettlement, education, and more. Religious freedom protects the space in which we can continue to serve.” The bishops have invited us all to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty.
St. Jeanne Jugan is a perfect example of selflessly serving others. She served the elderly in God’s Love. Jeanne saw the person of Jesus Christ in those that she served, telling us to “Love God very much, so that you can look after the aged well, for it is Jesus whom you care for in them.” We are committed to carrying on the work of Jeanne Jugan.
Please join us as we pray for the precious gift of Religious Freedom for all.