National Migration Week 2012: January 8-14

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Just as on the road to Emmaus, Christ’s disciples met him in the guise of a stranger, this year’s theme helps remind us that Christ makes himself present to each of us in the lonesome traveler, the newcomer, and the migrant.  We are called to open our hearts and provide hospitality to those in need.  It is our duty to create a space of welcome and acceptance to the migrant who finds himself or herself far away from home and in a vulnerable situation.  Visit the Justice for Immigrants website, where you can find a wide range of educational resources on immigration and Catholic Social Teaching.