Recent Highlight

Pace e Bene leads training for Chicago Archdiocese


On May 29-30, Pace e Bene staff-person Ken Butigan led a two-day Theological Intensive entitled “Striving to Preserve the Unity of the Spirit” for the  Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry. 

Forty-five Directors of Religious Education, pastoral team members, and youth ministersparticipated in the interactive workshop based on Pace e Bene’s nonviolence training process.

This theological intensive offered a vision and toolbox for nonviolent solutions to the conflicts in the participants’ lives, parishes, and world. They gained practical skills for putting into practice the Gospel Nonviolence, skills designed to transform their everyday challenges into creative occasions for the development of just and peaceful

This workshop was crafted to meet the ongoing formation needs of both experienced and new catechetical leaders.

Held at the University of St. Mary of the Lake outside of Chicago, the workshop integrated scriptural prayer and music, formal presentations large group discussions, small group interaction, quiet time for reflection and meditation, conversations with colleagues, and relaxation.