Benedictine Sisters of Chicago lead peace walk

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Thursday 07, April 2016 | Category:   Mission & Evangelization,Prayer and Spirituality
Peace walk in response to recent violence led by Benedictine Sisters
"It is important to have our neighbors know we're an oasis of peace in the area," said Sister Benita Coffey, O.S.B. (pictured in the blue jacket) on a recent peace walk responding to the violence that occurred steps from the Benedictine sisters' St. Scholastica Monastery.

The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago organized a peace walk in April to grieve the loss of the life of 18-year-old Antonio Robert Johnson, who was recently gunned down in front of their home, St. Scholastica Monastery. The sisters and their neighbors walked in solidarity against violence and injustice in their north side neighborhood of Chicago.  

The primary ministry of the Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.) of Chicago is community: to minister in education, social services, pastoral ministry, spiritual development, and social justice, to name a few.

Sister Benita Coffey, O.S.B., who promotes social justice for the Benedictines, shared with the Chicago Tribune: "We've been on this property since 1906 and we are not getting up and leaving the neighborhood. We're going to support our neighbors in whatever ways we can."

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