When Mother Clara Pfaender encouraged her sisters to respond with loving kindness to all persons, she could not have imagined the future or the many needs her sisters would face, nor the creative ways her sisters would respond to those needs. She gave them, as she continues to give us, courage and freedom to respond with imagination and love.
SUPPORT & ADVOCACY TO PROMOTE SOCIAL CHANGE
Inspired by Mother Clara’s words, the JPIC Office endeavors each day to look at the greatest social justice issues of our times, and to discern how we can best respond: encouraging green practices to care for Mother Earth; signing petitions or sending letters to our government representatives; responding with prayer and concern for the marginalized and forgotten people in our society; and more.
News, Articles and Resources
Wheaton Franciscan Motherhouse and Chapel Closed Until Further NoticeThe Wheaton Franciscan Community seeks to be a welcoming community of faith striving together to be instruments of peace, hope and justice in our world today. Along with the rest of the world, we continue to do our part to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus: [...]
April 4—International Day of Landmine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action The effort to stop the production and use of landmines as weapons of war continues to be an urgent issue around the world. Thousands of people are maimed or killed by landmines each year, in 84 countries. In some of these countries armed conflicts [...]