DBQ Franciscans Join Area Sisters in “Pray It Forward” Campaign


The Dubuque Franciscans and other Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, along with the Archdiocese of Dubuque, celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week 2016 with a new social justice campaign called “Pray it Forward.”

The “Pray it Forward” campaign—funded by a grant from National Catholic Sisters Week—will feature six one-minute videos with Catholic sisters holding signs that illustrate social justice issues such as human trafficking, violence, and poor environmental practices. The videos ask viewers to join sisters in raising awareness of and praying for resolution of the issues.

Beginning March 6 and continuing each day throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, a new “Pray It Forward” video and message will be posted at www.facebook.com/catholicsisters. All are encouraged to share the “Pray It Forward” posts on their own social media accounts to ensure that these important messages reach many others.

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

Day 6:

Final Prayer:

To promote the event, the Archdiocese of Dubuque will distribute over 10,000 “Pray It Forward” prayer cards to students in all grades k-12 throughout the Archdiocese.

Links to the prayer cards, prayer and posters are provided below.

Prayer Card

The Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley represent 12 congregations of women religious whose collective mission is to spread the Gospel message in the 21st century. They include the Sisters of St. Francis-Clinton, Sisters of the Presentation, Sinsinawa Dominicans, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery, Sisters of Mercy-West Midwest Community, Congregation of the Humility of Mary, Sisters of St. Francis-Dubuque, Sisters of the Visitation, Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey and the Carmelite Nuns.