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RENATE Online Prayer Retreat Marking World Day Against Trafficking in Human Persons, July 30th, & Invitation from House of Prayer Member, Sr. Gabriela Hasiura.

 

In preparation for World Day Against Trafficking in Human Persons, 30th July, RENATE will host a self-directed, online prayer retreat, taking place from 22nd – 30th July 2023.

This prayer retreat, organised by the RENATE House of Prayer Task Group, is a self-led, online retreat, and will be shared daily with all RENATE members via e-mail and the RENATE Facebook page in the nine days leading up to the World Day Against Trafficking in Human Persons. Our thanks to the RENATE House of Prayer Task Group, especially Sr. Gabriella Mezinger for her continued efforts in making this retreat possible, and Sr. Gabriela Hasiura for her inspiring call to action, shared below. 

We invite you to encourage those you know to join us – Let’s become the voice of the voiceless!

“July 30th is World Anti-Trafficking Day. Especially on this day, law enforcement authorities, including the police, governmental and non-governmental organizations try to make the public aware of what human trafficking is and how to avoid it.

Human trafficking is the name of a criminal practice that is a modern form of slavery. However, above all, it should be remembered that this is a crime that undermines the basic human values, which are freedom and human dignity.

I would like to invite everyone who cares about helping the victims of this crime and finally ending modern day trafficking in human beings to join in this beautiful prayerful reflection in preparation for the celebration of the World Day against trafficking in human beings. We all need to unite our human and spiritual forces and cry out with one voice for God’s Mercy for the world – for each of us, and especially for the gift of a new life for all the victims and the grace of conversion for the perpetrators. May these 9 days of our short prayer and reflection obtain many graces for millions of people imprisoned and abused. May they experience the tenderness and touch of a loving God and may His Power be revealed through the courage of those who come to their aid.”