Please join BFP, Pope Francis, and many people around the world in praying for a nonviolent culture. Click here to pray with a video from Pope Francis.
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.
Join us, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Sisters of St. Joseph in reclaiming the site where a murder took place. The next Take Back the Site Vigil is Monday, August 21, at 5:15 pm, at 1142 East 26th Street, Erie, PA. We will remember the death of William Rickert.
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.