The Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery join their voices with those of so many others offering prayerful support for the students, families, and all others affected by the traumatic violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
As Benedictines committed to peace, we recognize that prayer is the catalyst to action and ask that all who value the non-violent path hear the voices of those affected calling for an end to gun violence and the regulation of firearms.
We affirm the statement of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (see below), and join with others who call for the regulation of firearms including the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Council of Churches, and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence.
May the cries of those affected by this tragedy move the leadership of our country to make the changes needed so this type of violence may never be experienced again.
Sister Beverly Raway, Prioress
St. Scholastica Monastery