By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager
December is a significant time for Dominicans around the world.
Along with the Advent season, preparation for Christmas and the New Year, December also marks the Dominican Month for Peace, an annual event of the Dominican Family initiated by the Master of the Order. (1)
Observing the Dominican Month for Peace is a way to show solidarity with Dominicans, who promote peace in areas of the world struggling with violence and war. (1)
In past years, Dominicans have shown their solidarity with these countries:
India – In 2019, the Dominican Month for Peace focused on the country, along with the plight of indigenous peoples, women’s rights, and enslaved children. (1)
Congo – In 2018, the Dominican Month for Peace highlighted the struggle for democracy and peace through credible elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (1)
Colombia – In 2017, the Dominican Month of Peace promoted the national peace accord in Colombia. (1)
In 2020, the focus of the Dominican Month for Peace is on Ukraine and recognizes the “reestablished Dominican Order after the removal and slaughter of Dominicans and lay leaders in the Communist era.” (1)
We hope you will join the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, and the global Dominican Family to pray for lasting peace in Ukraine.
To learn more about the 2020 Dominican Month for Peace, click here.