Peace by Peace

September – October 2017

By standing together in unity, solidarity and love we will heal the wounds in the earth and in each other. We can make a positive difference through our actions.

~ Julia Butterfly Hill, Environmental Activist, Motivational Speaker

Think, feel, and follow relationships. Relationships are at the heart of social change. Relationships require that we understand how and where things connect and how this web of connections occupies the social space where processes of change are birthed and hope to live. The key for peacebuilding is to remember that change, if it is to be sparked and then sustained, must link and bring into relationship sets of people, processes, and activities that are not like-situated nor of similar persuasion.

~ John Paul Lederach, The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Oh yes, but, oh my God, I never thought that it was so hard to follow. I have tried to follow when you called. I ask you in return to console my poor mother, to comfort her, to help her to make the sacrifice I am making and spare her until we meet again. I ask not for myself but for her.

Bsp. Edward Galvin baptizing a child in China

~ Edward Galvin, co-founder of the Society of St. Columban (1882-1956)

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.

Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy, Jusepe de Ribera, (1639) [Wikimedia]

~ St Francis of Assisi, Founder of the Friars Minor (1182-1226)

On our School

On our school
Send blessings, Lord,
On us send your peace.

On us all
Your love bestow,
Gifts that never cease!

The Original Prayer Trust Headquarter – Our Lady & St. Benedict’s Church Wootton Wawen, UK

~ Lord, You’re a Real Friend: Prayers for Younger People by The Prayer Trust