Franciscan Federation Asks For Prayers For The Victims And Families In The Florida School Shooting
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace!” (Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi)
The Franciscan Federation, Third Order Regular, of the Sisters and Brothers in the United States continues to pray for the victims and families of the senseless act of violence in the school shooting in Florida. We, the membership of the Franciscan Federation, decry the shooting and urge the President of the United States and our lawmakers to put aside politics and pass legislation to ban the making, purchase, and possession of assault weapons in this country and raise the age limit to purchase firearms. As peacemakers this is not something to “waltz around” but to act upon, and act immediately. How many more deaths must occur? This can and must be stopped now.