Promoting Peace

Promoting Peace

A message from the two Francises - excerpted from The Golden Thread, an online magazine from our friars in Great Britain and Ireland.

Message of Pope Francis to the first meeting of states party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 21 June 2022

In conclusion, as you lay the foundation for the implementation of this Treaty, I wish to encourage you, representatives of States, international organizations and civil society, to continue along your chosen path of promoting a culture of life and peace based upon the dignity of the human person and the awareness that we are all brothers and sisters. For its part, the Catholic Church remains irrevocably committed to promoting peace between peoples and nations and fostering education for peace throughout its institutions. This is a duty to which the Church feels bound before God and every man and woman in our world. May the Lord bless each of you and your efforts in the service of justice and peace.

From ‘The Admonitions’ of Saint Francis

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” Servants of God cannot know how much patience and humility they have within themselves as long as they are content. When the time comes, however, when those who should make them content do the opposite, they have as much patience and humility as they have at that time and no more. Those people are truly peacemakers who, regardless of what they suffer in this world, preserve peace of spirit and body out of love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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