Precious Blood holds weeklong effort to promote peace

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Back of the Yards held a Campaign for Nonviolence Week in mid-September with several events including a community labyrinth walk and art-making session on Sept. 23, 2021. Participants walked the labyrinth on PBMR’s campus and carried slips of paper with community needs written by people who participate in PBMR’s programs and staff. They were asked to carry those needs in their hearts during the walk. They also painted peace rocks. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Franciscan Sister Janet Ryan walks the labyrinth. She was the lead organizer of the week. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Olivia Hurst and Holly O’Hara look over the pieces of paper after completing the labyrinth walk together. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A bowl with the community’s needs written on pieces of paper. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Raechel Kiesel, a full-time volunteer with PBMR, paints a rock with a message of non-violence. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Peace rocks painted by community members. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)