Sunday, December 4, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
St. Camillus Parish
1600 St. Camillus Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20903

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Please Join Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore on Saturday, December 4, for our Ninth Annual Peacemaker of the Year Event. We’ll gather at St. Camillus parish in Silver Spring for the 5:00 p.m. Mass, and then move to the adjoining Camillus Room, St. Francis International School for our annual Peacemaker of the Year Award Dinner. Our 2016 award recipients are Sr. Marie Lucey and Fr. Jacek Orzechowski and our keynote speaker is Frida Berrigan. (Note: PCMDCB members are also invited to the annual membership meeting at 4:15 p.m..)

Space is limited to 200 people. Your donation of $25 includes a vegetarian meal. Please pre-register with your donation at or by calling 301 593-4999 no later than Nov. 21, 2016. (See details, below.)

Scholarship assistance is available. Just ask!.

About Sr. Marie Lucey

Sr. Marie Lucey OSF is Director of Advocacy and Member Relations for the Franciscan Action Network (FAN). Her responsibilities center on peacemaking, including gun violence prevention and relationships with Muslims, and human rights, including immigration, human trafficking, and refugees. From 2003 until 2011 she was Associate Director for Social Mission with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Before that she served her community, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, as Congregational Minister (President) and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Justice & Peace Coordinator, and educator. She has participated in delegations to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico, Syria, and Lebanon.

About Fr. Jacek Orzechowski

Fr. Jacek Orzechowski is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province, currently ministering at St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring, MD, and a FAN board member. His advocacy and witness cover a similar range of issues. He has led eight Living Stones pilgrimages for the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation and is a tireless advocate for justice, peace and reconciliation in Palestine, as well as immigrants and the environment. The Catholic Bishops of Mexico, in part inspired by his reminder of the example of Jesus Christ, passed a strong statement on forest policy after reading the Franciscan declaration on forest conservation that he authored. Fr. Jacek was awarded a 2004 Steward of the Forest Award.

About Frida Berrigan

Frida Berrigan is the daughter of Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister and the niece of the late Daniel J. Berrigan, S.J. Since growing up at Jonah House in Baltimore, in a family and community devoted to peacemaking and nonviolence, she has both honored the family tradition and made it distinctively her own. As a researcher at the New America Foundation’s Arms and Security Initiative in New York City, she wrote and spoke widely about militarism. She blogs for Waging Nonviolence and has recently published the book It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood. Her columns regularly appear on Huffington Post and other publications. She serves on the Board of the War Resisters League and is a Founder of Witness Against Torture.

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