Together we can do more - Blessed are the peacemakers
This year’s theme ‘Together we can do more - Blessed are the peacemakers’ is highlighting that our Church is a global community that must stand together if it is to do more. COVID-19 brings much fear, but it also shows us that selfless and courageous actions are not reserved solely for saints. In fact they are found in every one of us, and that by acting together we can achieve more. The theme also recognises our missionaries as peacemakers. In many of our poorer parishes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, it is missionaries who are on the front line. We already owe these women and men so much, as they walk hand-in-hand with marginalised communities, long before and after any emergency. Just like Jesus, the Prince of Peace, missionaries emulate love and harmony as they reconcile fragile people, from fractured communities, with God and with each other.
Sister Veronica features on the World Mission Sunday poster. She leads the Women’s Interreligious Council in Kaduna, Nigeria. World Mission Sunday supports Veronica, as she works tirelessly in this volatile part of the world, encouraging peace between segregated Muslim and Christian communities.