Pax Christi Pilgrimage for Peace

Pax Christi members supporters and friends are making a Pilgrimage for Peace between International Conscientious Objectors' Day (15 May) and the feast of the Blessed Franz Jägerstätter (21 May) to raise funds for the precious work for peace undertaken by Pax Christi.

Matt Jeziorski (Pax Christi Executive)

On International Conscientious Objectors’ Day (15 May) I will be making my Pilgrimage for Peace, cycling from my home in Warrington to the graves of Tom and Peter Allen in Barrowford, Lancashire – Catholic Conscientious Objector brothers of the First World War. My route is a little over 50 miles and takes in various other sites of CO interest.  

Pat Gaffney, vice-President of Pax Christi will be making a walking pilgrimage between Victoria and the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park,London  on 18 May, which will focus on peace and women. The route will be made available for others to use.

Rachel Sweetman from the Pax Christi office team  will make a cycle pilgrimage on 15 May. She plans to cycle for 75 miles, one mile for each year of Pax Christi's existence.

Bruce Kent plans to visit Downing Street and the embassies of the other nuclear countries on 19 May where he will read part of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and deliver a personal letter.

Bellerive FCJ Catholic College in Liverpool will have a 'Month of Peace'  culminating in a visit from Archbishop Malcolm McMahon. The main fundraising task is going to be 'Sunflowers for Peace'. Each form group is going to plant a sunflower seed in a locker which would otherwise have been thrown away.

Fausta Valentine is organising a  ZOOM Dance-a-thon on  15 May, 13.00-18.00 BST,  dances taught by amateur dancers. 
Those who join to donate £10.00 

Holly Ball will embark on an ambitious walking programme to visit all 21 Catholic cathedrals in England beginning in May.  Holly will first visit those in or closest to London, e.g. Westminster; St George’s Southwark finishing in 2022.

Sean Finlay, Pax Christi member from Wisbech, will undertake a loop bike ride on 20 May, , with friends, starting at the disused RAF Sculthorpe via Walsingham.

Tim Devereux, joined his brother Chris for the last 5 days & 250 miles of his cycling pilgrimage from Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela in 2002. Chris died from Covid 19 on Good Friday last year.  Tim will do the same daily mileages, between 15-19 May, riding Yorkshire hills. He  will see lots of cathedrals, and will visit ‘RAF’ Menwith Hill – a US spy base.

Joan Sharples and Ann Farr are knitting4peace and the Beanie Hats and Scarves  will go to Care4Calais to be given to destitute refugees. Please support us by donating  to the Pax Christi Pilgrimage for Peace or join us in knitting and encourage donations from your family, friends and community.

Margaret Pitt,  Pax Christi , acting Treasurer for Pax Christi will take part in the walk organised on 18 May

Aisling Griffin invites you to join the Pax Christi Quiz on 19 May from 7.00. Individuals and teams welcome. Details here 

Join us
Make your own Pilgrimage for Peace between 15 May (International Conscientious Objectors' Day) and 21 May (Feast of Bl Franz Jägersätter) and support Pax Christi with your sponsorship. Find out more and get ideas for your own Pilgrimage for Peace.

About Pax Christi
The work of Pax Christi – the Peace of Christ – is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form. Pax Christi is rooted in Catholic Christianity but is open to all who share its values and work. 

Pax Christi works for:
Peace – based on justice.  A world where human rights are respected, basic needs are met and people feel safe and valued in their communities.
Reconciliation – a process which begins when people try to mend relationships – between individuals or whole countries after times of violence or dispute.
Nonviolence – a way of living and making choices that  respects others, challenges what is not fair or just, and offers alternatives to violence and war.


Fundraising team: Pilgrims (12)

Matt Jeziorski 
Raised £435 from 19 donations
Penketh, North West England, United Kingdom
Bruce Kent 
Team member
Raised £2,711 from 52 donations
Fausta Valentine 
Team member
Raised £1,215 from 23 donations
Pat Gaffney 
Team member
Raised £680 from 12 donations
Ann Joan 
Team member
Raised £315 from 10 donations
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