This weekend I’ll be participating in a Justice and Peace Retreat coordinated by the Friars of Holy Name Province. We’re traveling to Stoneville, North Carolina and the St. Francis Springs Prayer Center. I’m excited as I always am before a long trip. Tonight I’m having dinner with the Friars at Holy Peace Friary and then on to North Carolina in the morning. I’ll write more when I return. I feel blessed to be attending. I’m reminded of the words of the psalmist, “I will listen for the word of God; surely the LORD will proclaim peace To his people, to the faithful, to those who trust in him. Near indeed is salvation for the loyal; prosperity will fill our land. Love and truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss. Truth will spring from the earth; justice will look down from heaven. Peace be with you.