A few days ago, we received a suggestion from Sherrill Guimond to check out the 12 weeks of Franciscan Peace created by Carolyn D. Townes, OFS, National JPIC Animator, St. Katharine Drexel Region. So, we did and we have included it and other links to inspiring JPIC animation from Carolyn in our Formation section.
What really struck us was the definition of JPIC Animator on Carolyn's Animate Peace Blog. When we consider that an animator in the Franciscan sense gives life to the charism of Saint Francis who lived and breathed the Gospel, in the footsteps of Jesus, inciting Gospel-inspired action by his example, there is no doubt that we, as Franciscans are called to give life to the issues of JPIC and by God's grace, encourage right action. For Carolyn, that means starting by cultivating peace within. And for you?
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