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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25, 2017

January 18, 2017 - January 25, 2017

Xtian_unity_17The theme for this year’s observance of a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years. The dates were proposed in 1908 by Servant of God, Fr. Paul Wattson, SA Founder of the Society of the Atonement, to cover the original days of the feasts of the Chair of St. Peter (January 18) and the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25), and therefore have a symbolic significance, according to the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops website has a list of downloadable resources, some in Spanish and English, to help prepare for the observance.

For the USCCB WPCU link, click here.

For the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute website, click here.


January 18, 2017
January 25, 2017