Peace and Nonviolence

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“May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life.”
– Pope Francis, World Day of Peace Message 2017

PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE.

We (can) see how our simple actions (can) have far reaching effects. Our institutions and ministries are noted for theirefforts to be places of peace and nonviolence. We create places of respect, practice honesty, promote justice and nurture wholesome relationships.

We consider all the conditions necessary to accept the basic dignity of the human person and provide a non-threatening and safe place.  We are conscious of welcoming people and offering basic courtesies. We are mindful of the ways we can build-up or help destroy a person’s self-worth by our actions. As Mother Clara has requested of us: love is the queen in our lives. We seek to find ways to resolve our conflicts early.

We desire to know the truth. By our study, reflection and engaging in conversations, we seek to become persons of wisdom. We honor the importance of honest and timely communications. We seek out ways for people to truly come to know themselves and to realize what they have to offer others. Our helpfulness is not imposed but intended to encourage the ability of the person to accept and to respond to their situations. We enrich our understandings as we prepare educational and spiritual programs.

Our actions for justice are imbued with peace. To create the common good, we negotiate in fairness. We look to honor both the challenges of responsible actions and freedom of options.

In our efforts to establish wholesome relationships, we seek to provide adequate resources so that a job can be done well. Resources can include equipment, time, skill training and mentoring. We call attention to the ways that trust, and support is being demonstrated. In especially difficult and tense situations, trust and support has to be developed and monitored.

Upcoming Events

Mass

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until 03/30/2020

Open to the public - All are Welcome!

Circle of Contemplation

August 18 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:15am on day Third of the month, repeating until 03/16/2020

Every month a circle of Wheaton Franciscans gathers to sit in silence as we meditate together.  Through this simple act of faith, our intention is to bless the world that we may all be instruments of peace, transformation, hope, and healing. To join the monthly email reminder list or if you have any questions, email Sr. Diane Przyborowski at diprzy@sbcglobal.net.

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