We stand on the side of those who cannot advocate for themselves in society: the unemployed, the weak, the marginalized, or those considered «unwanted».
We take all possible action to restore the human dignity and rights of all.
We express our unanimity with the Declaration of Human Rights which should be recognized by all.
We acknowledge that every person has the right to healthcare and education
The Charism of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Felix of Cantalice is to imitate Blessed Mary Angela’s boundless love of God and surrender to God’s Will in compassionate service, total availability, concern for the salvation of all people.
As Felician Franciscan Sisters, called by God, we cooperate with Christ in the spiritual renewal of the world.
JULY INTENTION: To pray for and to bring to our awareness the conditions and consequence of unfair labor practices.
- That a human person not be degraded through the denial of the rights of citizenship and just human working conditions.
- That local church communities recognize that organizations that benefit workers are living forms of witness to faith and concrete solutions for the realization of the Reign of God.
- That Christians seek to denounce and to struggle against discrimination, prejudice, and exploitation to which women are subjected – lower salaries in the same job as men and demands of certification of non-pregnancy and sterility as job requirements.
- That pastoral work among youth and underage workers courageously include the denouncing of exploitation to which these young people are subjected, so that they could have access to education and leisure – the essential rights of those at this age.
- That charity and fraternal love be much more than concrete emergency gestures of solidarity towards those who are unemployed, but active involvement in the struggle for structural changes in order to arrive at the root causes of unemployment and exclusion from society’s benefits.
- That we be agents of awareness to help laborers know and demand their constitutional rights: the right to employment, to go on strike, to receive a just salary, to participate in the profits of the firms where employed, to a decent retirement and to have access to land in order to live and produce.