2021 Peace Tree Ceremony
Each year as darkness shortens daylight hours, the Sisters of St. Agnes light a Peace Tree at their Motherhouse to display during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
The Peace Tree is a 31-year-old CSA tradition, initiated by Sister Marie Scott, during the Gulf War known as Desert Storm. The war lasted from August 1990 – February 1991. Unfortunately, since that time war has continued almost unabated, often with United States involvement. Our ongoing commitment to peace in our world is needed now as much as ever.
Advent brings us closer to Christ who is with us. We are reminded that no one is beyond the reach of God’s love. We are called to reach out with love to our sisters and brothers in need, sharing our hope for a world transformed.
This year, the Peace Tree ceremony was held on Monday, November 29, 2021 at the motherhouse in Fond du Lac. Many of those in attendance brought along personal items that help them find hope and shared the stories of their items. You are invited to have your own personal Peace Tree ceremony using the resources found on our Peace & Nonviolence page.