Our Lady Queen of Peace at Regis College - Raise a Cry for Peace!


“This coming Saturday we will experience together a special day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East. I renew my invitation to all the Church to live this day intensely, and from this moment on, express my gratitude to those brothers and sisters, Christians and of other religions, and to men and women of good will who wish to join, wherever they may be and in their own way, in this moment... Let us raise a cry for peace all over the world!” -Pope Francis


Regis College joins response to the call from Pope Francis to fast and pray for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world on the Feast of Mary, Queen of Peace.

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 Regis President Jack Costello, S.J. joined over 220 people to pray for peace in St. Joseph Chapel at Regis College. Following the liturgy, Dean Gordon Rixon, S.J. accompanied those attending in a brief candle light vigil near the statue of Jesus the Homeless.

Earlier in the day, Pope Francis was joined by over 100,000 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square as he prayed for peace and offered reflections in a thoughtful and challenging homily. Cardinal Collins joined Pope Francis and the people of Syria and other areas afflicted by violence as he offered the  Eucharist and prayed the rosary with a capacity congregation at St. Michael's Cathedral.

In a newspaper interview, Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás has expressed his solidarity with Pope Francis as he invites all People of Good Will to search for alternatives to violence in the face human suffering.

On Friday September 6, 2013, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States, meet with ambassadors to the Holy See to discuss Pope Francis's concerns about the situation in Syria and to present principles for a just solution.

Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.

Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto and a Founding Member of the Toronto School of Theology.

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