St. Benedict’s Monastery August 6th Anniversary

St. Joseph, Minnesota
As the Monastery’s contribution to the Women’s Internation League for Peace and Freedom (WILPFMN) project commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Elizabeth Roberts, a lay member of St. Benedict’s Monastery, created a poster board display. Included were 75 peace cranes made by Regina Birchem, a member of the WILPFMN. Sixty more peace cranes were shared with the retirement center at St. Scholastic and another 175 were displayed in the Monastery dining room.  These served as a visual reminder to us as we prayed in a special way that week for an end to the nuclear threat.