Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be a Day of Prayer for migrants and refugees

Child attending a massThe Church is with migrants and refugees, offering prayers on their behalf. Photo: ICMC Inc. Washington, 8 December 2016 - Catholic Charities USA invited people across the United States to join a Day of Prayer to reflect on the plight of refugees and migrants on December 12, 2016, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

"As Christmas approaches and especially on this feast of Our Lady, we are reminded of how our savior Jesus Christ was not born in the comfort of his own home, but rather in an unfamiliar manger," said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). "To all those families separated and far from home in uncertain times, we join with you in a prayer for comfort and joy this Advent season," he said.

Read the prayer in full below.