Retreat on Christian nonviolence, Oct 29-31

posted by Mike on September 23rd, 2010

Father Charlie McCarthy is giving a retreat on Christian nonviolence at Anna Maria College in Paxton next month. I’ve been on this retreat before, and recommend it.

As a preview, you can listen to recordings of his retreat Behold the Lamb and his series Questions & Answers on Gospel Nonviolence.

The Nonviolent Jesus and His Nonviolent Way to Peace
a retreat led by Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

“Fr. McCarthy’s retreat is a remarkable contribution to furthering the understanding of Christian Nonviolence–so urgent a need for Christians today. Clergy & laity owe it to themselves, to the Church, to the world & to God to take time to prayerfully ponder what is said here.” ~ Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize recipient

When: October 29-31, 2010

  • Friday 7 – 9 pm
  • Saturday 9 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday 9 – 11:00 am

Where: Madore Chapel, Anna Maria College, Paxton.

Cost: Thanks to the generosity of the Sisters of Saint Anne, the event is free, though free will donations toward Fr. McCarthy’s teaching ministry will be gladly accepted!

Meals: Simple, delicious and affordable meals will be available in the nearby campus cafeteria.

To register: Contact Marc Tumeinski at or 508 752 3670; or Professor Michael Boover at 508 849 3431 or

Sponsored by: Theology & Religious Studies Program at Anna Maria College, and the Anna Maria Chapter of the Catholic Peace Fellowship.

Eastern Rite priest Fr. McCarthy founded The Program for the Study & Practice of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution at Notre Dame University. Co-founder of Pax Christi USA, for the past 40 years he has given educational & spiritual retreats throughout the world on the relationship between faith & violence. Author of numerous books & articles, Fr. McCarthy was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his life’s work on behalf of peace within & among people.

Learn more about Christian nonviolence & Fr. McCarthy at the Center for Christian Nonviolence.

Mass will be offered Sunday evening at 7 pm on campus.

Local accommodations are available for those traveling; please inquire for information.

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  1. On September 21, 2011 at 14:15 Carol Caffrey said:

    I was at Fr. Mc Carthy’s retreat on Sat. at Marquette. I liked it, but I have a suggestion. He might want to ask a question (just one) on his subject matter before he begins his lecture, to find out something about where his audience is, in regard to his subject. This way it would be easier for him to know how much detail he needs to go in to.

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