November Observances

November 1

Feast of All Saints

To access a litany of Social Justice Saints from around the world please click here.

November 3

Feast of St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres is the Patron of African Americans, race relations, and justice.


November 6

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict 

To read an article on the effects of war on the environment by Sister Mary Leanne Hartmann please click here.

“We must use all of the tools at our disposal, from dialogue and mediation to preventive diplomacy, to keep the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict and destabilizing the fragile foundations of peace.”

Past Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.


November 11

Remembrance Day in Canada

Veterans Day in the United States

Prayer for Veterans may be accessed by clicking here.   Flanders Field poem may be accessed by clicking here.

November 13

Feast Day of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is the patroness of immigrants and impossible causes.

November 15

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.

November 16

International Day for Tolerance

The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance.  For a prayer resource, please click here.

Massacre of Six Jesuit Martyrs and their Housekeeper and her Daughter

The massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter took place during the Civil War in El Salvador on November 16, 1989, at the campus of the University of Central America.  Armed men in uniforms burst into their shared residence and killed everyone within.  Their murder marked a turning point in the civil war by increasing international pressures on the Salvadoran government to sign the peace agreement.

November 23

Thanksgiving Day in the United States

Prayer resource for Thanksgiving Day may be accessed by clicking here.

November 25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.  Another focus of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. For resources and facts about violence against women, please click here.