Mother of Mercy, we have learned about people known as canners and their struggle for survival.

Documentary Film: Canners are people who survive by redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs, garbage cans, and apartment complexes. Many of these women and men are the working poor who earn five cents per can. (HBO Oscar-nominated documentary Redemption about canners in New York City)

O Protector of the Poor, watch over and sustain this army of people who remain invisible to far too many of us.

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