Red Knights Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

Spanish teachers pose in their matching "unidos" shirts.

Red Knights Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Red Knights are organizing various projects and events to highlight the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. 

To mark the beginning of the 30-day celebration, a prayer from Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month was read to junior and senior high students.

“Creator God, we thank You for our wondrous diversity, for our cultures, traditions and languages, for all the ways we celebrate our humanity and praise Your divinity. We value all peoples, and in this time, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. May we remember in our churches the leaders, teachers, and theologians that have been part of our Christian faith tradition. May we continue to hear from diverse voices that speak the truth of God’s love, peace, and justice for all peoples. Guide us in ways of new understandings to build a more inclusive church. In the name of Christ Jesus, our Savior, Redeemer, and Friend, we pray. Amen.”

Throughout the month, posters recognizing famous figures and accomplishments in the Latino and Hispanic communities are being displayed around BSM. 

From music and clothing, to food and inventions, the unique contributions of our Latino and Hispanic communities are prevelant in America. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to bring awareness to these incredible contributions and to remind everyone that our country wouldn't be what it is without them.