Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peace Plant

What a lovely ceremony and celebration Wednesday night for Al and Peggy Richardson, two longtime advocates of justice, education, peace, dignity and acceptance of all peoples in the Erie area. They and a couple dozen of their friends and family joined us for prayer and the awards ceremony with a reception following. It was very moving to see some of the "quiet" people, the ones somewhat behind the scenes, yet always part of the planning committee or organizing group, the ones that have truly dedicated their lives to causes for the betterment of humanity, receive some public recognition.

A peace plant was one of their gifts, along with a beautifully-framed award that include a Benedictine medal and an engraved metal-worked design with "Seek peace and pursue it" from the RB as the centerpiece of the award.