Since 2017, the Dominican Order has been celebrating a "Dominican Month for Peace", assigning each year a particular country, where there is presence of the Dominican Family, as a host to raise awareness on issues related to justice and peace of the country. The Amazonia region was selected this year.
"...For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now..." -Romans 8:22
In this Dominican Month for Peace 2023, we would like to invite you to have an intense and personal experience with our Amazonia Region. In each of these weeks we are going to reflect on one element that will immerse us in what is happening in the Amazonia and how from our reality, together with the experience of this month, we can raise awareness of the reality and also be moved to rush to this mission which the Dominican Family has been carrying out.
To approach this experience, we will work with a framework called "CICA" which will allow us to go through each week of Advent in the Amazonia and how we can be protagonists in the care and protection of this important region for the world.
Contemplate: We will learn about the reality of the Amazonia, its cries and dreams, its weaknesses and riches.
Illuminate: With the reading and reflection of the Gospel of each week of Advent, we will listen to the voice of God through the Amazonian reality and the challenge it offers us.
Celebrate: In the Prayer as a Family we will thank God for the opportunity given to us to get to know the Amazonia and we implore the Creator to send us more collaborators to his harvest.
Amazonize: Concrete actions that generate concrete commitments to the care of creation, the defense of human rights, the collaboration for educational improvement and volunteering.
Rosary for Amazonia
Each Monday evening during this month, December 4, 11, and 18, 2023, we will host a Zoom to pray the Rosary together for justice and peace in the region of Amazonia. Please feel free to join us at 7 pm on our Zoom at this link.