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Blessed Sacrament Province has a Corporate Stand against the use of Torture and Pre-emptive War.

It is startling to learn that the USA accounts for 5% of the world’s population and 25 % of the world’s incarcerated population. It is saddening to learn that 122 men are still being held in Guantanamo Bay Detention Center even though 57 of them have been approved for transfer to home or third countries. It is devastating to learn that the USA holds more prisoners in solitary confinement than any other democratic nation. It is appalling to learn that for-profit prisons are thriving and that there are more than 40 state-run super-max prisons and one federal super-max prison in our country. All super-max prisons hold all prisoners in solitary confinement. Denied all meaningful contact with other people, those who have survived it describe the experience as being "buried alive." In the face of all of this, what can you do?

  1. You are invited to spend 23 hours fasting in solidarity with people who face 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. You pick the day and time. Click here to sign up to join the 23 Hour Fast for a #TortureFreeWorld.
  2. Visit www.nrcat.org for additional information and ideas for action.

I am very grateful for the wonderful solidarity demonstrated by you in your support of the proposed Corporate Stand on Climate Change. Have a blessed, restful summer.

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Seven members of the Planetary Pilgrims Mission Group gathered in sunny Summerside, June 5-6. At 7 p.m. on Friday all met to meet and greet and update. On Saturday morning, Maureen Baldwin, CND, led us in a discussion centered around the articles by Nancy Sylvester, IHM, including a contemplative listening sharing based on our Visitation Province Direction Statement.

Virginia Sullivan, CND 

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