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Date & Time Details: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Location: Online


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Birthing the Peace of Christ: Advent Retreat Series on Gospel Nonviolence: Part 1 (online)

Michelle Sherman and Anne McCarthy, OSB

December 6, 2022

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Session 1: Exploring Nonviolence

What would it look like to partake in “birthing the Peace of Christ” this Advent?  Pope Francis tells us that “to be true followers of Jesus today also includes embracing his teaching about nonviolence.”  In the first session of this series, we will spend time with the woman about to give birth before a dragon in the Biblical book of Revelations.  She will lead us to explore gospel nonviolence and the courage and curiosity needed to embrace “womb time,” darkness and the powerful passion to birth new life.  This first evening and all other sessions will include time for prayer, reflection and small group sharing.

The Series:

  • December 6: Exploring Nonviolence
  • December 13: Nonviolence and Scripture
  • December 20: Nonviolence and Contemplative Practice

Each session stands independently, so come to as few or as many sessions as you wish.

This program is underwritten by Pax Christi USA.  Cranaleith is excited about and grateful for this partnership.


Michelle Sherman
Michelle Sherman (she/her) is the 50th Anniversary Coordinator for Pax Christi USA. She earned a BA from Saint Mary’s College and an MA in Theology with a certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Villanova University. She completed the Spiritual Direction Formation Program at Cranaleith Spiritual Center in 2019.  Her previous professional…
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Anne McCarthy, OSB
Anne McCarthy, OSB coordinates Benedictines for Peace in Erie, PA, and is active in a number of local coalitions addressing climate, peace and policy for racial justice. A former National Coordinator of Pax Christi USA (1991-1994), she leads retreats on nonviolence, Benedictine spirituality, feminism and contemplative sitting prayer. On staff…
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