Keeping Families Together is the Immigration Reform theme at St. Pius V Parish where I work as a pastoral counselor. In my own little personal world, this represents a wonderful case of synchronicity. Each summer, our prioress assigns each sister a prayer intention for the year and several years ago I was assigned to pray for “just immigration policy”. I struggled with this since, while I believe in it, it felt like too intellectual a topic for deep personal prayer, like I would be distracted from prayer by trying to figure out what a “just immigration policy” might be – other than everyone just go wherever you want. After about a year, I said to the prioress, you know, I pray a lot for families; could I just pray for families – that they be loving, healthy, and have everything that they need? Now, here I am, working at St. Pius V, one of our city’s greatest champions of immigrants and what is the organizing theme – Family – a cause I can pray for and march for!