Annual Gathering: Indeed it was Good!

There was an impressive turnout of Pax Christi members and supporters for our Annual Gathering and AGM on 18th May. We said goodbye to three brilliant executive committee members: Jan Harper, Emma Atherton and Helen Gilbert – and welcomed Joan Sharples and Henrietta Cullinan.  Members shared thoughts and news from around the country to help shape the year ahead. We heard from our National President Archbishop Malcolm McMahon who encouraged us, as peacemakers, not to be silent but to speak God’s word which sets people free. We were moved and inspired by four Pax Christi Peace Award winners : Father Joe Ryan of St John Vianney parish, peace historian Peter van den Dungen, and Anna and Eleanor Marshall who think working for peace and justice is ‘obvious’.  We celebrated Mass together and renewed our commitment to love even our enemies. The busy day was lifted by live music from the excellent King Toadfish and the All-Weather Riders. Not a member of this vibrant peace movement? Join here!


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