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

  • From age seven on, Bridget had visions of Christ crucified. Her visions formed the basis for her activity—always with the emphasis on charity rather than spiritual favors. She lived her married life in the court of the Swedish king Magnus II. Mother of eight children (the second eldest was St. Catherine ...