Holocaust memorial marked by monastic community

The monks of St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster prayed with a traditional Jewish menorah and a candelabra used in Catholic worship on Holocaust Memorial Day April 26, 2020. (Photo submitted by St. Peter's Abbey)

By Abbot Peter Novecosky, St. Peter’s Abbey

Catholic Saskatoon News

Catholic churches in Canada joined their Jewish brothers and sisters in remembering victims of the Holocaust on Sunday, April 26.

While most communities were only able to celebrate online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the monastic community of St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster used the symbol of the menorah and candelabra to highlight the prayers for the various victims of the Holocaust. A candle was lit for each petition at the prayers of the faithful.

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During the Second World War, the Nazis murdered six million Jews and many others. The Jewish community calls this disaster the Shoah and commemorate it every year.