Benedictines for Peace

Take Back the Site Virtual Vigil

Silent Peace Walk

Benedictines for Peace Silent Peace Walk

In response to the escalating tensions and divisiveness present in our country and our world, Benedictines for Peace announces a new monthly initiative, a Silent Peace Walks.

Silent Peace Walks will be held monthly at different locations. You can sign up to receive email alerts announcing the date and location using the form on the top right of this page.

“The silent peace walk is primarily a way to promote inner peace because that is the foundation for constructive action for justice and peace,” explained Sister Ann Muczynski, a member of Benedictines for Peace and an organizer for the walk.

Piero Falci began the Silent Peace Walks in 2006 in Coral Springs, FL and they have spread around the globe.

Download a PDF presentation that introduces and explains the Silent Peace Walk.

Take Back the Site Vigils

Take Back the Site Vigil

Take Back the Site vigils, 15 minutes in length, are held at the site of any death in the city of Erie that resulted from an act of violence. We hold the vigils with the purpose of reclaiming the site for nonviolence with our prayerful presence. During the vigil we also pray for the loved ones of the person who was murdered and for the loved ones of the person who committed the murder. Family, friends, neighbors and those committed to being a presence for peace and non-violence take part in the vigils. The first vigil was held in November 1999 and more than 100 have been held since.

TBTS is sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Erie and Oblates, Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates, Sisters of Mercy and Associates.

Sign up at the top right of this page to receive email alerts when a Take Back the Site vigil or a Justice for Immigrants vigil is scheduled.

Annual Good Friday Peace Pilgrimage

Good Friday Peace Pilgrimage

Christ is crucified today whenever and wherever hatred, violence and injustice prevail. Each year the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Benedictines for Peace members and others walk a contemporary Way of the Cross through downtown Erie; We stop along the way for contemporary stations at sites that symbolize the oppression being felt by people today.

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