Last Thursday we had the great privilege to celebrate our Pace e Bene co-founder, Friar Louie Vitale, at a wonderful book signing event in Oakland, Calif. for his new publication, Love is What Matters: Writings on Peace and Nonviolence.
Over 160 people attended this event and all his books sold out! We were so grateful for those who helped make the evening a success, including Sherri Maurin, Christy Hogan, John Dear and the staff of the Mercy Center where Friar Louie resides.
Louie’s lifelong work for peace has clearly touched many lives and even those at the center who assist Louie stated, “Father Louie is living proof of the wisdom, knowledge, and value that lies within all of the elders in our community.”
The San Francisco Chronicle also shared the news of Louie’s event after having covered his arrests for many years. They write that Louie has carved for “himself a reputation as one of the most — if not the most — rabble-rousing peace activist priests in Northern California…” Read the full report here.
Thank you to all those who’ve supported Friar Louie and this organization he has helped build over the last 26 years!
If you are interested in helping keep Louie’s efforts going through the work of Pace e Bene, consider donating today to the Friar Louie Vitale Nonviolence Fund, which helps us fund trainings and workshops that build the capacity of the next generation to create a world where everyone matters. Learn more about this fund here.