When Mother Clara Pfaender encouraged her sisters to respond with loving kindness to all persons, she could not have imagined the future or the many needs her sisters would face, nor the creative ways her sisters would respond to those needs. She gave them, as she continues to give us, courage and freedom to respond with imagination and love.
SUPPORT & ADVOCACY TO PROMOTE SOCIAL CHANGE
Inspired by Mother Clara’s words, the JPIC Office endeavors each day to look at the greatest social justice issues of our times, and to discern how we can best respond: encouraging green practices to care for Mother Earth; signing petitions or sending letters to our government representatives; responding with prayer and concern for the marginalized and forgotten people in our society; and more.
Every month a circle of Wheaton Franciscans gathers to sit in silence as we meditate together. Through this simple act of faith, our intention is to bless the world that we may all be instruments of peace, transformation, hope, and healing. To join the monthly email reminder list or if you have any questions, email Sr. Diane Przyborowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News, Articles and Resources
April 4—International Day of Landmine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action Each year April 4th is a day to raise awareness of the persistent danger of landmines and the progress made towards complete elimination of their production and use. Even in areas where armed conflicts have been resolved, hundreds of innocent people continue to be [...]
Please find attached here a new resource for lent: 40 Days; 40 Ways: A Guide to a Green Lent by Dianne Scheper. The guide is designed to provide a green environmental context for you to consider this Lent. Despite its title, “40 Days; 40 Ways” is not fashioned as a daily devotional. Dianne describes it as "a [...]