On 100th anniversary, Saint Sabina urges peace, service

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CHICAGO — The spirit is never far from Saint Sabina Church. Today is its 100th anniversary celebration.

For 35 of those years Father Michael Pfleger has led his flock from the good word inside, to the good deeds outside.

“We come to church and we pray and get the word and we worship God and then we leave the building to be the church in the community and the city and the country,” Pfleger said. “That’s why you see the signs around here, turning believers into disciples.”

Eight-hundred volunteers from all over are spreading throughout the city hundreds of good deeds they hope will spread to others, in a world that, as of late, seems to need them more than ever.

“If we ever need a day to have witnesses of love and service to the city, it’s a day now when we have so much pain, so much hurt,” Pfleger said. “So much realization of the racism and division that’s alive in this country.”

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