Peace

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Do You Hear What I Hear? The Story Behind the Song

This popular and enduring Christmas song’s plea for peace is as relevant today as when it was written, during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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St. Francis and His Artisans of Peace

The peace that Francis showed with birds, wolves, lambs, larks, and worms reminded his contemporaries that Adam and Eve lived in total harmony with all creatures before they were sent from the Garden of Eden.
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Wolf shows its teeth

St. Francis and the Taming of the Wolf

This beloved story has a lot to teach us about peacemaking in our own times.
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St. Francis of Assisi: Artisan of Peace

Interior peace is the awareness that God is and dwells in all of creation, and from that awareness flows the other three necessary elements of Pope Francis’s statement, namely, concern for nature, justice for the poor, and commitment to society.
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An Interview with Sister Megan Rice

With the heart of a warrior and the soul of a peacemaker, this activist boldly pushes for complete nuclear disarmament in the United States.
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Blessed Are the Peacemakers: An Interview with John Dear, SJ

Father John Dear spoke with St. Anthony Messenger about the Christian call to nurture nonviolence in the world today.
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