IHM Statement on Charlottesville

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

On this feast of the Assumption of Mary, our mother, our patroness, and the patroness of our country, we join together as IHMs in prayer and action to denounce boldly racism, and all forms of hatred, violence, bigotry, as embraced and demonstrated by groups of White Supremacists, the KKK, Neo-nazis, all groups of the alt-right. We speak strongly and clearly of our horror and absolute denial of their so-called vision and evil motivation. We reject their presence, slogans, tactics, diabolical message of hate, often cloaked in “Christian” robes. We will not remain silent!

As a community of religious women, committed to the spread of the gospel message of Jesus, a message of love, compassion, respect, and justice, we stand united with all who reject this incredible evil and pledge to speak and act fearlessly in promoting an America that respects the dignity of every individual.

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata
August 15, 2017