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2017 Spring Retreat

The Pax Christi Massachusetts Spring Retreat took place on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Assumption College in Worcester (La Maison Administration Building, 500 Salisbury St.).  The retreat was directed by Fr. Tom McMurray SJ with a theme of “Living Hope” and allowed those in attendance to further ground their hope […]

Valentine’s Day Homily on Nonviolence and Love of Enemies

Homily  Feb. 19, 2017             Loretto Motherhouse   We’ve just passed Valentine’s day, lots of little red hearts floating around, they all say I love you. But if you asked “What exactly IS this love you’re passing around?” it would be hard to explain. We’d think of Paul’s beautiful words to the Corinthians: “love is patient, […]

Christmas Truce of 1914 Story Told through Songs and Letters

https://vimeo.com/194828603?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 The program took place at St. Susannah’s Church in Dedham and told of the spontaneous World War I Christmas Truce of 1914 that brought a temporary end to fighting in the trenches while soldiers crossed through no man’s land to celebrate Christmas together.  The story was brought alive through songs and letters written by […]

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, activists organized to shut down five pipelines transporting Canadian tar sands through Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington.  They warned of the climate danger posed by the oil and pledged solidarity with activists fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This was an action of civil disobedience, an example of people ready to risk […]

Pax Christi Massachusetts to Host 2016 Fall Assembly with Marie Dennis and Jonathan King

Pax Christi Massachusetts will be hosting its 2016 State Assembly entitled “Ending the Nuclear Nightmare! Faithful Witnesses and Non Violent Strategies!!” with presentations from Marie Dennie and Jonathan Alan King.  The Assembly will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at St. Susanna Parish, 262 Needham Street, Dedham MA from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (with […]

Vatican Conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace Report

Conference Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence Rome, April 11-13, 2016 For More Information visit: www.nonviolencejustpeace.net.  You can also endorse the statement here   An Appeal to the Catholic Church  to Re-Commit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence   As Christians committed to a more just and […]