from Gus Nystrom
Pax Christi Northern California coordinator

This last year, a handful of our friends and colleagues moved on.  This one-day program is intended to review our friends’ lives, their strengths, weaknesses, how they fit into the peace and justice movement, and whether they thought their lives were well lived. God willing, these exercises will provide a good opportunity to reflect on what might contribute to making each of our lives  “well lived”.

In the morning, we will review some information about each of our four friends – such as an abbreviated life story, strengths, weaknesses, path to leadership within the peace and justice family, their thoughts about whether their lives had been well lived,  and the role of peace and justice involvement in their lives.  One  “reporter”  who knew well each deceased friend will offer a report.

At noon we will serve a light lunch.  Then each attendee will privately evaluate what would make his/her life well lived  (making use of our friends’ examples).

The four recently deceased individuals and corresponding reporters will be:

  • Faye Butler of Fremont (Louise Lynch)
  • Jack Butler of Fremont (Fr. Manuel Simas)
  • Duncan Buchanan of Hayward (Pat Buchanan)
  • Peter Ediger of Las Vegas (Fr. Louis Vitale)

Where: Motherhouse, Sisters of the Holy Family, 159 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA.  The Motherhouse is about 0.5 miles from Mission San Jose.

When: September 22 from 9am to 2:40pm

How: Rely on friends, revealed scripture, common sense, and a lot of respect for each other

Contact: Gustavo Nystrom at 925-551-8064 or

One thought on “REGIONAL EVENT: Pax Christi Northern California presents “Lives Well Lived”

  1. We are excited about this program, and hope that the participants find it useful. It will also be a way of sharing with our friends who have passed on.

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