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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

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Season of Creation: Sept 28

September 28, 2021
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

SEE

International Day of Nonviolence is observed on October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Throughout his life, Gandhi remained committed to his belief in non-violence even under oppressive conditions and in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. The principle of non-violence — also known as non-violent resistance — rejects the use of physical violence in order to achieve social or political change.

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Laudato Si Goal 7 highlighted

 

 

REFLECT

“The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she ‘groans in travail’ (Rom 8:22).”
- Laudato Si' 218

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2020 Peace Tree Blessing

ACT

Annually, the Sisters of St. Agnes light a Peace Tree in late November and display it at the motherhouse during the Advent and Christmas seasons. The first Peace Tree lighting was initiated during Desert Storm in 1990. During the month, the Sisters have welcomed the public to join them for a contemplative prayer service. The hour of contemplative prayer asks for peace in our hearts and respect for all people, races, religions, and countries. 2020 was a year of adjustment for the whole world, but this annual tradition has carried on, in various forms, for over 30 years.

Peace Tree ceremony Blue Peace Tree Peace Tree ceremony attendees

 

 

INTERCESSION

That we learn to love one another and our enemies, reconcile with everyone, and spread the practice of peace and nonviolence, we pray.

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