Beware the Contagion of War

As atrocities continue on both sides of the conflict in the Holy Land, the striking Franciscan vision of a more peace-loving world is all the more needed.
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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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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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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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How to Be an Instrument of Peace

Saint Francis of Assisi once summed up the mission of the community he founded. “Brothers,” he said, “we have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”
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