Mary Lou Kownacki and covers of two of her books, The Nonviolent Movement and Love Beyond Measure

Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki: Mother of the spirituality of nonviolence

 by Rev. John Dear  Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The Benedictine Sisters of Erie gave Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki a beautiful send off last week after her death on January 6 from a long battle with cancer. Three hundred people attended her wake and storytelling session on January 9 and her funeral the following … Continue reading Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki: Mother of the spirituality of nonviolence

Nominees announced for 2022 Teacher of Peace Award

This year, thirty-six nominees were put forward for consideration for the Pax Christi USA 2022 Teacher of Peace Award. Each year (with the exception of a four year hiatus between 2017-20), Pax Christi USA honors an outstanding peacemaker in the tradition of Sr. Thea Bowman, Dan Berrigan, Cesar Chávez, Dianna Ortiz, Dorothy Day, Ray East, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, … Continue reading Nominees announced for 2022 Teacher of Peace Award