SCRANTON, PA – The Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence marked the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Friday, Jan. 23 with a public prayer service led by the Rev. Charles P. Connor, S.T.L., Ph.D., assistant professor of church history at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Md. and historian of the Diocese of Scranton.
This special week, which takes place January 18-25, strives to build ecumenism between various faith traditions. This year’s theme, “The Well is Deep,” brings before our minds the thirst for the divine which is common to all races and faiths. In his sermon, Father Connor presented the striking life of Jewish Lutheran minister, Dr. Richard Wurmbrand, which serves as an impressive example of this thirst for the divine lived out in the United States.
Pictured are the participants of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity prayer service hosted by the Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence on Friday, Jan. 23:
Seated: Sister Esther, l.s.p.
Standing: Sister Laurelliya, l.s.p.; Sister Theresa Michel, l.s.p.; Sister Rachel, l.s.p.; Michaeline Andress, discerner; Flo Brennan; Sister Kathleen, l.s.p.; Sister Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.; Jeanne Lombardo, soloist; Mother Maureen, l.s.p.; and Father Charles Connor.