Prayer service for peace slated

CLINTON — On Oct. 27, 1986, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, patriarchs of many Eastern churches and leaders of native religions – 70 religious leaders in all – made history when they gathered in Assisi, Italy to talk and pray for peace in the “Spirit of Assisi.”

This year, on Oct. 27, religious leaders will again gather in Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare, patrons of peace and reconciliation, to continue their dialogue.

The Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, will also commemorate the “Spirit of Assisi” with a public prayer service at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N., Oct. 27, at 6:30 pm.

Pope John Paul II, who initiated the original gathering, chose Assisi for this day of prayer because St. Francis,  who is venerated there, is a symbol of peace. 

For more information call (563) 242-7611.

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