“… . Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight”
1 Peter 3:1-4 (Celebrating All Mother’s on Sunday, May 14th)
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis:
When the Pope invites individuals and world leaders to promote peacemaking, what is he asking them to do?
In his World Day of Peace message on
January 1, Pope Francis invites all to engage in the work of “peacebuilding through active nonviolence that complements the Church’s continuing efforts to limit the use of force.” He tells active Christians that “Jesus himself offers a ‘manual’ for this strategy of peacemaking in the Sermon on the Mount.” He warns that “it is a challenge to build up society, communities and businesses by acting as peacemakers.” It involves showing mercy “by refusing to discard people, harm the environment, or seek to win at any cost.” Pope Francis says that “active nonviolence is a way of showing that unity is truly more powerful and more fruitful than conflict. Everything in the world is inter-connected.
To learn more about active nonviolence and the Beatitudes as a manual for peace, read the complete 2017 Peace Message of Pope Francis on the SJB website sjbcatholicchurch.com or pick-up a complete text after Mass in the Hall at the Pax Christi table.
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The SJB Knights of Columbus wish all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day and will distribute flowers as a token of appreciation for all mothers’ selfless acts of love.
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