School Sisters of St. Francis Offer Condolences After Sikh Temple Tragedy

Religious community prays for healing after six are killed by gunman
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Aug. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Milwaukee, Wis., August 6, 2012 – The School Sisters of St. Francis, an international community of Catholic sisters, have issued a statement following the tragic events of August 5 at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek. A gunman killed six worshippers and injured three people, including a police officer who was assisting the wounded, before he was shot and killed by another officer.

“On behalf of the School Sisters of St. Francis international congregation,  we wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to all those who were affected by this morning’s tragic shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a neighboring community to our international motherhouse. Our prayers and thoughts are with those who were killed and injured, their families and loved ones, and all those in the Sikh community whose lives have been touched by this senseless act. We pray for their healing in body, mind, and spirit. We also offer our prayers of gratitude for the first responders who selflessly made the safety, health, and well-being of their neighbors their first priority.

“The vision of our international congregation is a world transformed through peace, justice, and love. During this difficult time, please join us in praying and working for the realization of this vision.”  

The statement was released by the community’s international leadership team.

The School Sisters of St. Francis are an international community of Catholic sisters who unite with others to build a just and peaceful world.  Our mission is to live the Good News of Jesus and witness to the presence of God as we enter into the lives and needs of people around the world, especially those who are poor.  We strive to be a source of new life, new meaning and new hope.  Our vision is of a world transformed through peace, justice and love.  

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