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Building Bridges, Not Walls

Posted on 4/27/2017 2:18:19 PM by Tom Southard

Border Mass

This month, Cabrini University faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered for the annual Border Solidarity Mass. 

Every human being has the right to freedom of movement and of residence within the confines of his own state. When there are just reasons in favor for it, he must be permitted to migrate to other countries and to take up residence there. The fact that he is a citizen of a particular state does not deprive him of membership to the human family, nor of citizenship in the universal society, the common, world-wide fellowship of men.

-St. John Paul II

Students spent the weeks leading up to it creating posters welcoming immigrants and supporting the dignity of those who need to migrate. The posters were hung on a fence which served as a border. During the mass, participants were invited to walk through the fence, just as Christ transcends all borders.

Blessed iconThe Wolfington Center also had an icon blessed. The icon, Christ of the Maryknoll, inspires us to consider both how to break out of our prisons and how to stop keeping Christ behind a fence. The icon will be displayed in the Wolfington Center, and will also be shared around campus.

The posters will be used when Cabrini University sends a contingent to the immigrants’ march on Washington in May. If you’d like to join the march, please contact the Wolfington Center at wolfington@cabrini.edu