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Reflect: Greta Thunberg's speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit


Pope Francis Quote

The true face of love is mercy. Practicing it, we become a disciple of Jesus and the heart of the Father shows itself.
Pope Francis

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Reflection Books from Pax Christi USA
As peacemakers and justice-seekers we prioritize paying attention to the "signs of the times," being in touch with the suffering of the world, and doing our part to work for peace with justice. 
It can be sad. It can be frustrating. It can be overwhelming.  But God makes all things new, God gives us strength, and God gives us peace.
We must prioritize peace within us if we want to create to peace in the world.
This is why we are offering you the 2019 Advent reflection booklet AND we have brought back "Peacemaking Day by Day"!  Go to these links to learn more.
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Recurring Events: 

Good Shepherd Parish Events N88 W17658 Christman Rd, Menomonee Falls
  • Pray for Peace - Come join us to Pray for Peace on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. [for less than 30 minutes] in our Mary of Magdala chapel – south entrance 
  • Sunday Morning Presentations
    • October 6 – 10:45-11:45 am - “Contemporary Maya Spirituality” with Jean Molesky-Poz
    • October 20 – 10:45-11:45 am - “Climate Change as Existential Threat: The Cost of Waiting Too Long” with Margaret Swedish
    • October 27 – 10:45-11:45 am - “Living Laudato Si” with Steven Schwartz

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Siena Retreat Center - Many opportunities for growth and healing
October Programs
  • Spirituality Alive series, Miriam Brown, OP, October 1,15, 29, 6:30-8:00pm.
  • Retreat for Veterans, October 4-6
  • Naming the Unnameable An Evening with Matthew Fox: Friday, October 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • The Future of Religion, Spirituality, and Earth A Day with Matthew Fox: Saturday, October 5 & 6
  •  Shame, Grief & Companioning the Mourner, Saturday, October 5 & 19, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Wellness Wednesday, Wednesday, October. 9, 9am-3pm
  • Women for Women, Saturday, October 12, 9:30am-noon
  • All Shall Be Well: The Spirituality of Julian of Norwich (Mystics & Prophets series), Monday, October 21, offered twice: 10-11:15am and 6:30-7:45pm
  • Thomas Berry & Evolutionary Consciousness: A Weekend with Gail Worcelo, October 25-27
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Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups.
Learn more
  • Milwaukee Friends Meeting House, Milwaukee, Every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm.  More information here
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, New Berlin, (1st and 3rd Monday of every month), 7:00-8:30 pm from September 16, 2019 - May 18, 2020. Note:  We will meet on Monday, March 30 instead of April 6.  No meeting on April 6.  More information here
  • United Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Waukesha, Tuesday Morning group (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month), 10:30 am -12:30 pm from September 17, 2019 - May 19, 2020. More information here
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Weekly Prayer for Reconciling and Healing Racism in Our City.
Join us in person at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fridays at 12:15 p.m. for this 30 minute communal contemplative prayer with the intention of reconciling and healing racism in our city. Feel free to pray privately wherever you are in solidarity with those gathered at the Cathedral if you are not able to join in person. Brought to you by:Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Three Holy Women, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Old St. Mary's, Saints Peter and Paul Human Concerns/Social Justice Commissions, Urban Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For more information, please contact: Anne Haines
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Peace Action Wisconsin
  • End the Wars Coalition meetings3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Peace Action Center, 1001 E Keefe Ave, Milwaukee 414-269-9525,
  • Stand for Peace: Every Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Learn more here. Updates on Facebook.
    • Oct. 5: Capitol & Teutonia
    • Oct. 12: 51st & Silver Spring
    • Oct. 19: Howell & Howard
    • Oct. 26: Brady & Farwell
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Scripture with Scholars - A Holy Land Pilgrimage for Armchair Travelers - Oct 1
See the Gospels come to life by walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Journey to the places in the Holy Land that shaped Jesus’ message. Enter into the places Jesus lived, ate and slept – all without leaving Milwaukee! Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Dr. Patrick Russell will lead this “armchair” pilgrimage that will provide a new window into the life and ministry of Jesus. Tuesday | October 1 | 7-8:30 pm. Learn more and print flyer here.
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2019 Summit on Poverty and SWIM Conference - Oct 7-8
The 2019 Summit and SWIM (Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee) Conference targets community leaders, human service professionals, educators, advocates, board members and people experiencing poverty in Wisconsin. This event, hosted by the Social Development Commission and Marquette University, will occur Monday | October 7 | 8:30 am - Tuesday | October 8 | 5:30 pm. Learn more and register here.
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Center for Peacemaking Fall Social - Oct 8
Celebrating the ongoing work of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking. Tuesday, October 8, Marquette University Sensenbrenner Hall, 5:00 p.m. Learn more and register here.
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Racial Wealth and Income Gap Workshop - Oct 19
This workshop, created by Network, the Catholic Social Justice Lobby, combines an informational presentation, interactive simulation, individual reflections, and group discussion to educate participants about the origins of our nation’s racial wealth and income gap. It’s designed similar to a “monopoly” game.
Saturday, October 19, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Notre Dame of Elm Grove, 13105 Watertown Plank Road. Contact to register. Flyer.
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Spotlight on: United Nations Women - Oct 20
The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee invites you to celebrating the 74th anniversary Of The United Nations. Spotlight On: United Nations Women, Sunday, October 20, 1-3 p.m., Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Dr. Sponsored by The UNA-USA of Greater Milwaukee. Learn more here.
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Gun Violence Prevention / Day of Action - Oct 24
The majority of Wisconsin lawmakers have ignored the evidence, ignored their constituents, and ignored the devastation gun violence thrusts into the lives of Wisconsinites. It's time for us to pack the Capitol full of citizens, who are united in their determination to prevent gun violence. Thursday | October 24 | 9:45 am - 3:00 pm| Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave. Madison. Learn more and register here.
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Wisconsin Human Trafficking Conference - Oct 29-30
This conference should be attended by all law enforcement, local/state and federal prosecutors, social service personnel, victim advocates, and other organizations that provide services to trafficking victims. Tuesday, October 29 - Wednesday, October 30. Osthoff Resort. Learn more and register here.
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Meditation Prayer

Jesus, you are the beloved

Jesus, I am the beloved

Jesus, we all are beloved


Henri Nouwen

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"You have stolen my childhood and my dreams with your empty words,"

Read Greta Thunberg's full speech to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit


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