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September 5, 2017, Detroit – People of all faiths and all cultures are invited to an interfaith prayer service to celebrate International Peace Day. The prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017, at St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel, 1780 Mount Elliott, Detroit.
The evening is sponsored by the Capuchin ministries, including the employees of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Solanus Casey Center. Security and lighted parking will be available.
Rochelle Riley, award-winning Detroit Free Press columnist and well-known Detroit activist, will speak on bringing peace to the people of Detroit. Also featured will be Naim Edwards, environmental specialist for the City of Detroit, who will offer a reflection on bringing peace to the Earth of Detroit.
The St. Charles Praise Dancers and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Choir will also perform. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Rosa Parks Children’s Program, explained that the people of Greater Detroit are at a significant turning point. “For the sake of our country and the sake of our children, we all need to plant seeds and gardens of peace,” she said.
All who attend this prayer service will be invited to consider personal commitments to peace. Participants of this Peace Night will be joining millions of people throughout the world on this worldwide International Day of Peace.
For information or directions, call Sally McCuen at 313-579-2100, ext.149.
February 6, 2017, Detroit – In her monthly blog, Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, reflects on her experience with a mother facing a cupboard empty of food for her family.
Last Friday, one of our mothers came visiting near the end of the day. After a brief conversation, she asked if I could help her with a few dollars for food as her cupboard was bare….” Not a drop of food in the house.”
Initially, I was frustrated with her for not planning better – especially for her two children at home. However, her statement was wrenching to me. Never In my life have I lived in a place without some food available. Never have I been without a drop of food available. Read more.