The unique friendship between Thich Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton points to a crucial need in our world today

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace On January 22, the world-renowned Vietnam Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, died at age 96 in the Vietnamese Tu Hieu Temple where he had been received years before as a sixteen-year-old. Hanh’s passing was noted across the world. So it seemed important to dedicate this modest … Continue reading The unique friendship between Thich Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton points to a crucial need in our world today

REFLECTION: A mindfulness walk in peace

by Fr. John Dear, SJ Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace A few weeks ago, I spent a lovely Saturday morning speaking on "Thomas Merton and the Wisdom of Peace and Nonviolence" at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in southern Illinois. We had a good conversation on the connection between Merton's … Continue reading REFLECTION: A mindfulness walk in peace