Peace and Nonviolence

Mindful that they are bearers of peace which must be built up unceasingly, they should seek out ways of unity and fraternal harmony through dialogue, trusting in the presence of the divine seed in everyone and in the transforming power of love and pardon. (OFS Rule #19)

Daniel Horan, OFM wrote on his blog that “Nonviolence as an attitude, disposition, and strategy is not optional for Christians. . . . Pope Francis is confirming in his World Day of Peace message this basic truth of our Christian faith.”

As we think about our calling to be “bearers of peace,” let us consider ways we can, in the words of Pope Francis, “cultivate nonviolence in our most personal thoughts and values.”

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1 thought on “Peace and Nonviolence”

  1. Jesus Christ is peace. He showed us that the pathway to peace is love. We must do our best to bear witness to that pathway and lead others to Jesus…to peace.

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