Chi Omegas Flourish
By Patricia Patten Normile, Pi Alpha/U of Cincinnati
John Dear on Peace: An Introduction to His Life and Work
After meeting Jesuit
activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee John Dear on a peace pilgrimage, author Patricia
Normile was inspired by his tireless and courageous work for peace. Her desire
to spread John’s message, the message of Jesus in the Gospel, led her to
compile selections from Dear’s books and articles.
In John Dear on
Peace, Patricia introduces the man, John Dear, and focuses on selections
from his most relevant statements on living a nonviolent life. Each selection
is followed by a brief reflection to engage us to act on Jesus and Dear’s call
to peace and nonviolence.
Not intended to capture all
that John’s writings teach, the book is intended as an introduction to an
authentic gospel approach to peace, a way of active nonviolence that John lives
and invites others to enter.
Patricia is an
award-winning writer. She received a master’s degree in religion from the
Athenaeum of Ohio and has authored several books, including To Live as Francis Lived: A Guide for Secular Franciscans. She is
a wife, mother, grandmother, and former teacher, chaplain, and retreat