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Remembering the past with gratitude,



Living the present with enthusiasm,













Looking to the future with confidence and hope!










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Wow!!! Summer flew by and here we are welcoming the season of Autumn,  the International Day of Peace and looking ahead to the Feast of St. Francis and yes, we are already sharing information with you about our upcoming Advent reflection booklet.  It almost seems too early yet I know folks need to plan ahead so I ask your understanding - Summer flew by - maybe now is the time to think ahead.

Let's look ahead together:
We invite you to join with us in prayer this Saturday, September 21st, the International Day of Peace and we share this prayer service written by Sr. Arlene Flaherty, OP, past author of our Advent 2002 reflections. Click on the links for more information.

For your Feast of St. Francis Blessings:

Global Restoration prayer  


A Prayer for Global Restoration

Good and Gracious God,

Source of all life, all creation is charged with your Divine Energy.


Ignite your spark within us

that we may know ourselves

as truly human and holy

irrevocably part of the

Web of Life.....

read the complete text here


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and as we plan a little farther ahead:
Reflections on the daily lectionary readings with questions for contemplation and discussion.

We asked our four authors to reflect on this Advent season's readings and to share from their perspective and experiences, focusing as well on Pax Christi's Spirituality of Nonviolence and Peacemaking initiative.  

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We will also be offering an Electronic PDF version as well this year -$2.50.


About the Authors: 


Darleen Pryds, Ph.D.  is professor of Christian Spirituality and History at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley and Oceanside.  Her research focuses on the history of lay preaching especially within the Franciscan tradition.  Her most recent book, Women of the Streets: Early Franciscan Women and their Mendicant Vocation (2010) explores and reflects on the spirituality and leadership of Franciscan lay women.  Darleen has been a lay preacher since 1993 and offers retreats and workshops on contemplative practices and religious leadership.




Msgr. Ray East is pastor of St. Teresa of Avila parish in southeast Washington DC, a vibrant African American Catholic community deeply engaged in catechetical, evangelization, and service ministries to its members, the surrounding neighborhood, and the Archdiocese of Washington.  Father East served in six Washington parishes before being named director of the archdiocesan Office of Black Catholics and Vicar for Evangelization. He is a powerful preacher and unafraid to speak truth to power. "He represents the best of what our Church can be -a Church inserted in the life of the most vulnerable, and defending their cause."  He was named the 2005 Pax Christi Pope Paul VI Teacher of Peace. 




Kimberly Mazyck

 -  is the Church Relations Manager with Catholic Relief Services, in Baltimore, MD where she conducts and supports a number of CRS' partnerships with U.S. organizations. 
In 2008, she coordinated national speaking tours for CRS which highlighted CRS overseas programming including peace-building, food security and HIV.  Kimberly joined staff at CRS in 2005 as a Campaign Project Officer coordinating Catholic Relief Services' Africa Rising:  Hope and Healing campaign. She has over 10 years of experience in community outreach and advocacy.  Kim has a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  She also studied theology at the Graduate Theological Union inBerkeley, California. Kim has served on the Pax Christi USA National Council since 2010.




Alex Mikulich: Ph.D.  is Research Fellow at the Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans.  He serves as Director of Louisiana for Fair Lending, a statewide coalition advocating for an end to predatory payday lending practices.  He is also a co-leader and co-founder of Louisiana Catholics Committed to Repeal of the death penalty.  He is co-editor and contributor to Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence (Orbis Books, 2007) that won the 2008 National Theological Book of the Year Award from the College Theology Society.  He is co-author with Laurie Cassidy and Margaret Pfeil of The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).  He has served the Pax Christi USA Anti-Racism Team since 2008.


We hope you will consider joining us on this Advent journey.




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Lori Swanson Nemenz
Pax Christi USA Resource Coordinator