Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dan Berrigan Pax Christi USA learned today that Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., a Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace and one of the most revered figures within the Catholic peace movement, passed away at age 94. 

Several years ago, on Dan's birthday, in our birthday wishes to him, we also posted his poem, "Some".

As we mourn Dan's passing, let us also remember and celebrate and continue to give witness to his courageous and inspiring life of discipleship to the nonviolent Jesus. Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace, Fr. John Dear, wrote in the introduction to "Words of Peace: Selections from the Writings of Dan Berrigan, S.J."

"Daniel Berrigan has been a sign of Christian hope for ... decades. He has inspired and challenged us, consoled and confronted us, told us the truth and done so with great love, and always opened up before us the possibility in faith of a world without war, the reign of God in our midst. For many people today, Daniel Berrigan remains a true image of the Christian disciple..."

Fr. Dan Berrigan, S.J. - PRESENTE!

In peace,

Johnny Zokovitch
Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA