“Setting out is first of all letting go of oneself. Breaking through the shell of selfishness hardening us within our own ego. To stop revolving round oneself as if we were the center of everything. Refusing to be ringed in by the problems of our own small world. However important these may be, humanity is more important and our task is to serve humanity… Setting out is not covering miles of land or sea, or travelling faster than the speed of sound. It is first and foremost opening ourselves to other people, trying to get to know them, going out to meet them… It is possible to travel alone. But the good traveller knows that the journey is human life and life needs company. ‘Companion’ means the one who eats the same bread.” ~Dom Helder Camara
The Bread for the Journey blog features the voices of prophetic leaders within the Catholic movement for peace and justice, all in one place. Below you’ll find links to blogs across the web, as well as our original bloggers who post here first. Click on the images or titles of each blog below to access their most recent posts.
The Peace Pulpit by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Bishop Gumbleton is the founding Bishop-President of Pax Christi USA, a Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace, and an Ambassador of Peace. The Peace Pulpit features his weekly homilies and is published by National Catholic Reporter.
Old Monk’s Journal by Mary Lou Kownacki, osb
Mary Lou Kownacki, osb is the former National Coordinator of Pax Christi USA and a Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace. Her blog is featured on the Monasteries of the Heart website.
Rose Marie Berger is a Catholic poet and peace activist who writes about empire, art, social justice and activism. Rose is an associate editor at Sojourners magazine. You can find her blog at rosemarieberger.com.
On the Road to Peace by Rev. John Dear
Rev. John Dear is a Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace and prolific author on the subject of gospel nonviolence. His blog is featured on the National Catholic Reporter site. (archives)
PAX CHRISTI USA COMMUNAL BLOGS
The following blogs feature posts by a variety of different individuals from throughout the Pax Christi USA blogosphere.
Teach Peace, articles and reflections by Pax Christi USA Teachers of Peace, individuals recognized for their outstanding witness to the theme of Pope Paul VI’s World Day of Peace message, “To reach peace, teach peace.”
Sharing Wisdom, articles and reflections by Pax Christi USA Ambassadors of Peace, extraordinary and experienced leaders in Pax Christi USA, empowered to represent our organization through ongoing outreach efforts.
Peacemakers, articles and reflections featuring the voices of Pax Christi grassroots leaders from around the nation. To see a full listing of the various components of Pax Christi USA leadership, click here.