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Pope Francis Lights Peace Candle

Pope Francis prepares to light peace candle

Pope Francis prepares to light peace candle

Together we are more than what each of us, individually, can be.  Representatives of the world’s religious traditions collectively lit a candelabra reminding us of this truth.  As we face problems that often overwhelm us with their complexity, it is good to remember that we do not have to solve them alone.  We can seek out others of good will and work together.

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Gillian Ahlgren
Dr. Ahlgren has been teaching the Christian mystical tradition to college-age students, graduate students, and adult learners for over 26 years. She is an internationally-recognized scholar of the tradition, an experienced spiritual director, and engages a regular practice of contemplative prayer. A popular teacher, public speaker and writer, she also gives several retreats per year. She is the Founding Director of Xavier University’s Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice.