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Peace and Good is a page-a-day book of teachings from Francis of Assisi and his followers. Each day offers inspiration to anyone interested in Franciscan spirituality and a daily dose of “peace and good” – a phrase often associated with Francis and his followers. The reflections are organized by month and by theme (peace, prayer, Jesus, conversion, poverty, solitude, beauty, simplicity, service of the poor, creatures, people of God, and joy). Each month has a brief introduction showing how its theme was important to Francis. For each day, it offers a quote from Francis’s teachings, a suggestion for applying that teaching to your life, and a challenge for using the teaching to enhance your spiritual practice. The book can be used from year to year.
     Beautifully designed hardcover, with a two-color interior and ribbon, it is the perfect Franciscan resource for personal use or for gift giving.
     Pat McCloskey, OFM, is the Franciscan editor of St. Anthony Messenger magazine and the author of Ask a Franciscan: Answers to Catholic Questions. He has edited and contributed to Saint of the Day as well as Come and See: An RCIA Sourcebook.

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Instruments of Christ: Reflections on the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi: In this booklet, the author, Albert Haase, OFM, reflects on each phrase of the Peace Prayer of St. Francis, offering the reader ideas of what it means to truly be a peacemaker. He challenges us to look beyond ourselves and toward God and all of humanity. Published by Franciscan Media. Cost is $8.99. You can order it at http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org/Product.aspx?ProductCode=B16572 .

Catholic
The Holy See
National Catholic Conference of Bishops (NCCB) and the United States Catholic Conference (USCC)
Franciscan Media
Zenit: Catholic News from Rome
Order of Friars Minor (OFM) International Web Site
Consistent Life (formerly Seamless Garment Network)
Environmental
Earth Ministry
Secular Franciscan Order’s Ecology Commission
USCCB Environmental Justice Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Web of Creation
St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor
Franciscan
Franciscan Action Network (FAN)
The Franciscan Center for Social Concern at St. Bonaventure University
Franciscans International at the United Nations (Geneva and New York)
Justice
Bread for the World
Center of Concern in Washington, D.C.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Friends Committee on National Legislation
National Right to Life Committee
Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Peace
Catholic Peace Fellowship
Global Peace Services USA
The Institute for Peace and Justice
Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service
Pax Christi USA
1,000 Years of Peace, sponsored by St. Anthony Messenger Press
Teaching Tolerance
Los Alamos Study Group