Friday, May 8, 2015



Pax Christi USA was saddened to learn that Sr. Esther Pineda, CSJ, a member of the Pax Christi USA National Council, has died following a short illness.


"Sr. Esther was a woman of great faith and was passionate when it came to issues concerning peace and justice. Her steady and gentle manner was a major contribution to Pax Christi USA," stated Pax Christi USA Executive Director Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN. "I thank our good God for Sr. Esther and our world is a better place because of the compassion and tenderness which she shared with everyone whose lives she touched."


Sr. Esther has been a member of Pax Christi USA's National Council for the past 5 years, helping to guide Pax Christi USA through a time of transition. Bilingual and bicultural, of Mexican ancestry, Sr. Esther was a passionate advocate for undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Her last assignment was working in a position of advocacy and service to them in El Paso, Texas. She also started and led the Pax Christi local group in Salinas, Kansas since 2008...


We invite you to click here to read more about Sr. Esther and to leave any notes of remembrance in the comments section under her obituary on the Pax Christi USA website. 

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA