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A reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent, March 12 2017

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corceREFLECTION - Greetings of peace!  

In her reflection for the second Sunday of Lent, Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi UK writes:

"Following the accord between Hitler and Mussolini in 1939, Josef Mayr-Nusser chose to stay in Italy, unable to associate with Hitler's project which he deemed incompatible with the Gospel. He was conscripted into the SS in 1944 when South Tyrol came under Nazi control. Unable in conscience to take the oath of loyalty to Hitler, he was arrested, imprisoned and eventually sentenced to death for undermining military morale. He was transported to Dachau where he was to be shot, but with failing health and weakness, he died on 24 February in the cattle wagon transporting him to Dachau..." 

Read the rest of this reflection for March 12, the second Sunday of Lent byclicking here

We hope that if you like this reflection, you'll share it with friends, families, co-workers and your church communities. You can forward it using the "Forward this email" link at the bottom of this email or you can direct others to check on our website too, where you'll find a special page of Lenten reflections and resources for you to#LiveNonviolencethis Lent. You can find our special Lenten 2017 webpage byclicking here

We welcome you sending us any additional resources from your organisation for Lent on the theme of how to #LiveNonviolence and we'll post as many as we can. If you're on social media, we hope you'll add the hashtag, #LiveNonviolence, to any posts connected to Lent and your work around peace, justice and nonviolence. 

I also want to bring your attention toa special messagefrom Greet Vanaerschot, Secretary General of Pax Christi International, who participated in a special event at the Vatican in honor of women peacemakers on International Women's Day earlier this week. Click here to read Greet's special message.


Johnny Zokovitch

Senior Communications Officer

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