Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lasallian Week of Peace schedule announced

Join in on this annual week of exciting, engaging and informative events. The theme of this year’s Lasallian Week of Peace is “Care for God’s Creation.“ Events during the week are open to the SMU community.

Sunday, Sept. 29: 
Sarah Hart Concert (7 p.m. in the Plaza)
Award-winning contemporary Catholic musician

Monday, Sept. 30
Dine with the Divine — “A Faith-Inspired Farm” (5:30 p.m. in Hillside). Register at This event will be dinner and discussion with members of the Jagerstatter Farm, a Lake City Catholic Worker community. Dinner is provided, but participants must preregister.

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Evening Prayer with the Brothers (8 p.m. in the Common Room). Join the international Christian Brothers for prayer in the Common Room.

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Week of Peace Symposium, “Caring for the Environment in Our Professional and Personal Lives” (6:30 p.m. in the Common Room). Learn from and discuss with a variety of professionals on how care for the environment relates to their personal and professional lives. Presenters will be from Gundersen Health Systems, J.R. Watkins, Hoch Orchard, The Blue Heron, Winona County, and others.

Thursday, Oct. 3
“Our Activities and Unintended Consequences” (12:10 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room). Pick up your lunch and join in this presentation from Randy Hines, who is a wildlife biologist and partnership coordinator from the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center.

Friday, Oct. 4
Fair Trade Friday (7:30 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Hall). Stop by for a free cup of fair trade coffee and check out other fair trade items.

Sunday, Oct. 6
Service Opportunity at Jagerstatter Farm (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Connect back to the Monday night Dine with the Divine by helping out at Jagerstatter Farm.

All Week: 
Throughout the week there will be a table where you can contribute to a community mosaic project that depicts the beauty of our natural surroundings.

Prayer for Peace at the Peace Pole (12:35 p.m. daily in front of the chapel). Every day, following daily Mass, community members are invited to gather at the Peace Pole in front of Saint Thomas More Chapel for a brief prayer for peace and the care for God’s creation.