Interfaith prayer service to promote respect and solidarity

by Andy Fuller

"Christ And The Samaritan Woman At Jacob's Well"

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside over an interfaith prayer service Monday (Nov. 14) in response to the deep divisions apparent in the country in the wake of the presidential election.

In a letter to the Notre Dame community, Father Jenkins said the service will “ask for peace in our nation, wisdom for our leaders and care for the most vulnerable.”

Father Jenkins continued, “We seek the grace that will enable us at Notre Dame to be a beacon of respect, reasoned exchange and mutual support, where every member experiences a sense of belonging, regardless of any differences or disagreements among us.”

The service will take place at 5:30 p.m. in front of the “Christ and the Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well” sculpture outside O’Shaughnessy Hall on the Notre Dame campus.