BFP encourages you to call your representatives and tell them to support meaningful reforms to the immigration system that would people to migrate safely and with dignity, and would provide a pathway to citizenship. Find your Congressional representative's phone number here.
Benedictines for Peace has signed on to the Laudato Si' Action Platform, which the Vatican is encouraging all people of faith to support. Learn more about this important initiative to protect the earth, our common home, by clicking here.
Our next Silent Peace Walk will be on Monday, August 29th. This is the fifth anniversary of our Silent Peace Walks in Erie, and we are going to celebrate! Join us 345 E. 9th Street at 6 p.m. for a picnic, followed by the walk. Learn more about Silent Peace Walks here, and come out to join us for a half-hour of shared meditative walking to build peace in our world.
Benedictines for Peace (BFP) carries the ancient quest for peace into contemporary times. As the peace and justice outreach of the Erie Benedictine community, BFP members advocate for nonviolence, social change, and justice by direct action, prayer, and bearing witness.Benedictines are the oldest religious order in the Roman Catholic Church. Born in late antiquity when marauding armies made all civilization vulnerable to violence, Benedictines adopted as their motto the Latin word "pax" (peace). The central teaching in the 1500-year-old Rule of Benedict is that everyone, including every stranger, is to be welcomed as a blessing and treated as Christ.
Our members include Benedictine Sisters and Oblates, as well as many others who share our commitment to peace and nonviolence.