Aston, PA: The Sisters of St. Francis will join the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence in a nationwide vigil to #EndGunViolence. The vigil will take place on Wednesday, December 14, at 4 P.M. We will gather at Our Lady of Angels Convent for a short prayer and instruction and then process together to the corner of Red Hill and Convent Roads for a silent vigil.  All are welcome to join this silent candlelight vigil to remember all the victims of gun violence and to urge action by our legislators.

On average, 91 Americans are murdered with guns every day and there are 12,000 gun homicides every year in the U.S. “Gun violence deaths and injuries must not be tolerated.  We must call on our legislators to act,” said Sr. Marie Lucey, OSF.

Faith Leaders United invites everyone to “Join places of worship across the nation to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, and educate congregants on proven strategies to reduce gun violence.”

The Newtown Foundation is a Newtown-based, all volunteer organization formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.  Learn more at Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence is a diverse coalition of more than 50 denominations and faith-based organizations united by the call of our faiths to confront America’s gun violence epidemic and to rally support for policies that reduce death and injury from gunfire.  Learn more at

Contact:  Sister Kate O’Donnell, (610) 558-6141;