Categories: General Date: Dec 12, 2019 Title: National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is celebrated annually on December 12, the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. The Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council celebrates this day of prayer, solidarity and reconciliation by issuing an annual message. This year, the reflection by the Council draws on theme of the United Nations 2019 year of Indigenous Languages. "We all like to be spoken to in our mother tongue. So too in the faith, we like to be spoken to in our "mother culture", our native language (cf. 2 Maccabees 7:21,27), and as a result our hearts become better disposed to hear the Word of God."