UN International Day of Peace
Celebrating the United Nations
International Day of Peace
Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All
Each year on September 21, the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael gather with friends and neighbors around the Peace Pole to unite our prayers for global peace with those around the world who also celebrate the UN International Day of Peace. This year we planted a new pole in an ancient redwood tree grove at Our Lady of Lourdes Convent.
This convent is the residence for our retired sisters. In addition to English, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic, they chose to depict an additional plaque on the Peace Pole dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. Below her are the faces of children representing those youngsters who through no fault of their own, suffer violence, discrimination and hunger. Our retired sisters are committed to daily prayer for these young ones. May we not forget to extend Truth, Love and Justice to others, especially the most vulnerable.