May Silent Peace Walk on the Monastery Grounds

Due to COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions, the Silent Peace Walk, sponsored by Benedictines for Peace (BFP) and held monthly since August, 2017, took on new form at the monastery. Several sisters who live at the monastery gathered for the May Silent Peace Walk on the monastery grounds.

Silent Peace Walks are in response to the escalating tensions and divisiveness present in our country and our world. This simple public prayer is a powerful nonviolent tool to bring peace, beginning with one’s own heart, to families, communities, nation, world, and all of creation. Especially now, during the suffering of a pandemic, the walk is intentioned to pray for peace for vulnerable peoples and communities suffering from the virus or from the fear and anxiety associated with it.

The Silent Peace Walk initiative is another way of making visible the community’s Corporate Commitment:

As Benedictine Sisters of Erie we commit ourselves to be a healing presence and prophetic witness for peace and justice by actively addressing the climate crisis and the rights of women and children.
(Updated: January 2020)