From our rule

Our Holy Father Francis also laid upon us the burden of pacifism, instructing Brothers and Sisters of Penance never to “take up lethal arms against anyone or carry them with themselves.” Our pacifism is not to be confused with passivity. Our pacifist position is a positive, compelling response to discord and stridency.

Saint of the day

  • At a time when the Church was heavily embroiled in nationalistic rivalries within Europe, it was also reaching across Asia to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Mongols. John of Monte Corvino went to China about the same time Marco Polo was returning. John was a soldier, judge and ...