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Easter Peace

“To be loved as to love” – Saying Goodbye

Part of the journey toward Easter peace is moving away from “me” and toward “thee,” thinking less of myself and more of others — we are trying becoming “Little Christs.” Like Christ, we are called to love. We are to open our hearts with abandon.  Our missioners travel abroad to serve with open hearts. Years later,…

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“Where there is injury” – Healing presence in El Salvador

From 2004 to 2007, Pat Clausen was on mission as a nurse practitioner in Chiltiúpan, El Salvador. She recounts below a time when the community there came together to support one of her terminal patients.  In today’s peace prayer petition, we ask to that the Lord use us to bring pardon where there is injury. …

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“Let Me Sow Love” – Death and Life in Colombia

As we work our through the Franciscan Peace Prayer today’s petition is, “Where is hatred let me sow love.” May the corresponding story remind us to honor the dignity of all people through simple gestures of compassion even in the face of chaos. The author, Tom McGregor (mission class XIV),  served in Columbia from 2000 to 2002.  Colombia has been…

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Reflect on the Franciscan Peace Prayer with FMS this Lent

Journey with FMS this Lent as we pray and reflect on the famous Franciscan peace prayer. On Mondays and Fridays, we will share mission stories that correspond with the petitions of the prayer. Lord make me an instrument of your peaceWhere there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is error,…

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