BFP Annual Speaker Series: Leonard Shelton

May 22 at 12:00 pm

Benedictines for Peace is hosting a speaking, Leonard Shelton, on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm on the topic, “My journey and what I have learned from it.”

Leonard is a Veteran who entered the Army at age 17 in 1982. Three years later he enlisted in the Marine Corps as an infantryman. He was a drill instructor and served in Combat. From then, “I was never the same. I realize now that lives change on both sides of the weapon forever. This is why I disagree with all these unnecessary wars.” When he returned, he joined Veterans against War.

Leonard will share about his struggle with PTSD, his awareness of the moral injury that happens in combat, and his ongoing struggle to put the pieces together in his everyday life.

The talk is free, open to the public and will be followed by discussion with Leonard.

Free will offerings will be accepted.

Downloadable flyer here.

Mount St. Benedict Monastery
6101 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511