Path Of Peace

Peace is an easy path to tread
Peace is where our fears are mislaid
Peace is beginning to restore
Peace for each man, woman and child
Peace for the troubled streets gone wild
Peace is for the old and the young
Peace in the end will overcome
Peace builds trust into a lifestyle
Peace is a friendly open hand
Peace is a place to understand
Peace in the end will overcome
Peace is for the old and the young
Peace is a legacy to leave
Peace is when we don't have to grieve
Peace is an end to all the hate
Peace is why we negotiate
Peace for all the victims of war

Paul McCann (Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 10 March 1956; has lived in Australia for many years.) Source of poem.

Peace is not just the absence of war. Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.

Pope John Paul II

The Holy Spirit writes no more gospels except in our hearts. All we do from moment to moment is live this new gospel of the Holy Spirit. We, if we are holy, are the paper; our sufferings and our actions are the ink. The workings of the Holy Spirit are his pen, and with it he writes a living gospel.

Fr Jean Pierre de Caussade SJ (1675-1751)

To be at one with God is to be at peace ... peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one's own soul.

Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958)

Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth; Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust; Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace; Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.

Satish Kumar

So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitchel David ‘Mitch’ Albom (born 23 May 1958)

‘I am the Light and you are the lamp,
I, the River, and you the thirsty land.
To you, your sighs have drawn my Heart
And ever beneath you is my Hand;
And when you weep, it must be
My Arms that encompass you.’

Pathways to God, Fr John Henaghan MSSC(1881-1945).

Fr Heneghan, a priest of the Archdiocese of Tuam, Ireland, was one of the first Columbans. He was killed by the Japanese on 10 February 1945, one of the five Columban ‘Malate Martyrs’ and one of more than 100,000 who died during the Battle of Manila, 3 February – 3 March 1945.

photo of Manila, May 1845

Memorial to Columbans who died in Malate