2024 Clare Award

July 25, 2024
START TIME: 6:30 pm  |  END TIME: 8:30 pm
2417 Cleveland St
Clinton, IA 52732
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Please join the Sisters of St. Francis as we honor and hear a timely message from the 2024 Clare Award recipient, Marie Dennis, on Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Rastrelli’s Tuscany Special Events Center, 2417 Cleveland St., Clinton. All are welcome!


The Clare Award is given to honor a woman who exemplifies the characteristics of St. Clare and the values of the Clinton Franciscans: to live and promote active nonviolence, pursuing peace with justice in right relationship with all of creation.


Marie is the senior director of Pax Christi’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. She was co-president of Pax Christi International from 2007 to 2019 and was the 2022 Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace. Marie worked for the Maryknoll Missioners for 23 years, including 15 years as director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. She is the author or co-author of seven books, and a mother of six children.


“In a world where violence is in every direction, whether it’s looking out the window into our own community or watching the news unfold from other countries, we know that violence does not work. Nonviolence works! Investing in and understanding nonviolence will make our world a better place,” noted Marie during a visit to Clinton on May 21, 2024.

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