Cabrini College was the first higher education institution in Pennsylvania to host a prayer service as part of the national Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigrants and Immigration Reform. Msgr. Hugh Shields, Vicar for Hispanic Catholics of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, presided over the June 7 service. The vigils, initiated by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, are planned nationally through late July, when Arizona’s immigration law is slated to take effect.
In photo: (standing in front of an immigration mural created in honor of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the College’s namesake and patroness of immigrants) are Sister Mary Kay Flannery, SSJ, regional coordinator of Justice for Immigrants; Sister Mary Louise Sullivan, MSC, president emerita of Cabrini College; Msgr. Shields; Father Michael Bielecki, Cabrini chaplain; Sister Christine Marie Baltas, MSC, Cabrini’s campus ministry associate; and Dr. Mary Laver, Cabrini’s director of international partnerships.