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  • $30.00 – Series price: this covers all three sessions

Date & Time Details: Tuesdays, December 6, 13 and 20, 2022, 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Location: Online


Scholarships available: Everyone is welcome at Cranaleith. Request scholarship.

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Birthing the Peace of Christ: An Advent Series on Gospel Nonviolence: Complete Series (online)

Michelle Sherman, Anne McCarthy, OSB, Johnny Zokovitch and Josephine Garnem

December 6 - 20, 2022

Program is fully booked

The Series:

The Peace of Christ stands in contrast to the Pax Romana, the famous way the Romans created peace in their empire through violence and oppression.  Today we still long for true and lasting peace.  Let Advent be an opportunity for you to bring Christ’s peace into the world.  Join leaders from the Pax Christi movement to reflect on nonviolence as a spiritual practice.

  • December 6: Exploring Nonviolence – click here to register
  • December 13: Nonviolence and Scripture – click here to register
  • December 20: Nonviolence and Contemplative Practice – click here to register

Register here for the series at a discounted rate.

This program is being underwritten by Pax Christi USA, which will donate $20 for each of the first twenty series registrations.  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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Johnny Zokovitch
Johnny Zokovitch is the Executive Director of Pax Christi USA, the national Catholic peace and justice movement. Previously, Johnny worked in Brussels with Pax Christi International as the Senior Communications Officer. For nearly fifteen years, he lived at and co-directed the Gainesville (FL) Catholic Worker House, an intentional community serving…
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Josephine Garnem
Josephine Garnem is an advocate and grassroots community mobilizer with over twenty-three years of extensive international and domestic experience. She is passionate about racial equity and justice and immigration. Josephine was born in Sierra Leone and has lived and worked in the Middle East, Sweden, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Haiti, Pakistan…
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