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Mother Seton School students mark International Day of Peace

September 28, 2009

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Commemorating the 27th annual United Nations' International Day of Peace, students at Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg cooperatively created a peace mandala titled "Sand 'Safeguard Creation' Mandala" on Sept. 21.

The schoolwide project, led by art teacher Karolyne Myers, focused on expressing the students' desire to be peacemakers in a global world and their own environmental responsibility. Older students approached the mandala with their younger prayer partners and the students added sand together to complete the finished picture. Throughout the day, individual classes gathered around the mandala for their own prayer and reflection time praying for world peace.

The completed mandala consisted of a picture of the earth surrounded by people of every color. In the center of the globe was a white cross and in each corner of the mandala there was a picture representing different ways that students could continue to "safeguard creation" including recycling, taking care of the plants and using wisely resources such as water and electricity. The final act for the day consisted of students returning the sand used in creating the mandala back to the earth.

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The International Day of Peace was established by the U.N. in 1981. Today millions of people all over the world observe "Peace Day" in acts of peace making large and small.

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