Cesar Chavez is known for his love of workers. For many Catholics is an example of an individual who bridged spirituality and social action. In his book, Frederick John Dalton describes, “the story of Cesar Chavez and the farm workers is the story of religion casera (household spirituality) spilling out into the life of the church and the nation in the form of fasting, prayer vigils, pilgrimages, religious images, nonviolent action for justice and more. Cesar and la causa could not help but mix family, religion and public life.” In today’s debate on the role of faith in the public place, and of attack on worker’s rights have an effective voice in our society, Cesar Chavez is a model of how faith can be exercised in the public square in a manner which elevates the dignity of the human person, serves as an instrument of change and of how to inspire others to seek change in a non-violent or offensive manner.
Bishop Alex Salazar, Director of the Office of Justice and Peace, Auxiliary Bishop Alex Salazar, and Catholics of the LA Archdiocese will celebrate the 11th Annual Mass to honor the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez. All members of the Los Angeles area are invited to, “Come and celebrate Cesar E. Chavez’ legacy and commitment to the struggle for justice and dignity for all workers. Join us in solidarity to inspire and move our communities to action on the issues that matter most to us: Working Together to Advance the Rights of Workers; Comprehension Immigration Reform; and Keeping Families Together.”
Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 12:30 p.m.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street • Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707
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