Regis University opens chapel Sept. 7 for day in prayer for peace in Syria

Donnie VeaseySeptember 06, 2013

(DENVER) – Colorado’s only Jesuit Catholic university will open its St. John Francis Regis Chapel from 7 a.m. to midnight on Sept. 7 for a day in prayer for peace in Syria.

“All are invited to come and join in quiet prayer or join others reading prayers for peace,” said Sr. Peg Maloney, Regis University religious studies faculty. “There will be prayers from various traditions available in the chapel.”

Maloney noted that the special opening of the Regis University chapel coincides with Pope Francis’ call for prayer and fasting for peace in Syria.  In his Angelus message on Sept. 1, 2013, Pope Francis proclaimed Saturday, September 7 a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world.

"May the plea for peace rise up and touch the heart of everyone so that they may lay down their weapons and let themselves be led by the desire for peace," the Pope said in his Sept. 1 message. 

Maloney urged people to consider taking time on Saturday to join in solidarity with people across the world during this time of crisis. 

“Please try to spend 20, 30 or even 60 minutes of your day praying for peace," she said.

The Regis University St. John Francis Regis Chapel is located on the University’s North Denver (Lowell) campus at 3333 Regis Blvd.

For more information, contact Maloney at or Kristi Gonsalves-McCabe at