A Prayer Vigil will be held at Ben Salmon's grave in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillsdale, Illinois on All Souls Day, November 2, 2019. Come and pray in thanksgiving for Ben Salmon's witness 100 years ago for Gospel nonviolence. In November 1919, Ben was in a military prison in Fort Douglas, Utah because he still refused to aid the "killing machine" and the Great War (WW 1) had been over for a year. (Details are in Ben's Magnum Opus.) With a hundred more years of wars and millions of deaths produced by killing machines, it is time to come together to pray that all may recognize that every person is a child of God and shalt not be killed, to paraphrase Ben Salmon.
This announcement has been circulated in Chicago in hopes of bringing many together at Ben's gravesite. Directions to the vigil can be extracted from your maps or a navigator app with the latitude and longitude of 41.864513, -87.909755. Google will provide directions if you click through to the larger map in this previous blog post.
Father Bernardo Survil, shown in the photo below, will be at Ben's gravesite from 8am to 4pm, so if you have trouble finding the grave once you are in Mt. Carmel cemetery, look for a tall, white-haired, peace-loving priest.