It's Election Day in the United States. Here's how sisters are marking the day.


An election worker in Houston, Texas, processes mail-in ballots Nov. 2.
An election worker in Houston, Texas, processes mail-in ballots Nov. 2. (CNS/Reuters/Callaghan O'Hare)

Today, Catholic sisters in the United States plan to observe Election Day in various ways, including continuous prayer vigils, communal contemplation and prayerful witnessing at voting sites.

Global Sisters Report is joining its sister publications, National Catholic Reporter and EarthBeat, in compiling a live blog that provides a Catholic glimpse of Election Day around the United States. That includes a number of activities sponsored by women religious.

More than 175 congregations of women religious will pray for peace for 24 hours today, an idea that originated with the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province. A 24-hour Election Day vigil is planned at the Loretto motherhouse in Nerinx, Kentucky. The Dominican Sisters of Hope and the Nuns & Nones New York City group are inviting others to "Sit with a Sister" on election night from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST in a "contemplative sit-in."

And, no matter the outcome, sisters have thoughts on how the country can come together when the dust settles.

Join us all day over at NCR. Click here for the live blog.

Meanwhile, here's a little something to make you smile.


The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in Kenya take part in the Jerusalema dance challenge.

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