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Called to be peacemakers virtual retreat

October 7 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm EDT


This year is the 60th anniversary of the seminal Catholic social tradition encyclical promulgated by Pope John XXIII, Pacem in Terris [Peace on Earth], as well as the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Catholic Bishops peace pastoral, The Challenge of Peace.

As we commemorate this anniversary year and approach the feast of Pope St. John XXIII on October 11, Pax Christi USA is excited to partner with the Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning and the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative for Called to be peacemakers: A virtual retreat inspired by Pope John XXIII and celebrating the 60th anniversary of Pacem in Terris.

  • What does it mean to be a peacemaker?
  • How am I called to embody peace?
  • How do communities pursue justice?

We invite you to consider these reflection questions and more during this virtual retreat experience.  

Join internationally-acclaimed artist Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, Pax Christi USA National Chair Charlene Howard, and Marianist Sr. Emily Sandoval as they each share images or examples of building peace in the world. 

Additional prayer leaders and facilitators include Dr. Neomi De Anda, Executive Director of the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton, Michelle Sherman of Pax Christi USA, and Tiffany Hunsinger of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative. 

Off-camera time for quiet reflection, small group sharing, and a break for lunch will be provided.

The cost for this virtual retreat is $10. After registering, you will receive the zoom link and materials the week before the event.

Scholarships are available – please email msherman@paxchristiusa.org for information.


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