Sr. Anne speaking on Life, Light and Hope

Dear Friends,

Chrissy Nesbitt was going through the videos that she discovered of the Festivals of Hope surrounding the 1980 Plowshares Eight and discovered many treasures.  Among them was one of Sr. Anne Montgomery speaking to one of the gatherings.  In this particular video Anne speaks beautifully about light and darkness; about living into the light. Continue reading

Jackie at the first Festival of Hope


I was just going through photos and found this one of Jackie Hudson at the first Fellowship of Hope (November 22, 2009) following the Disarm Now Plowshares action.


I am pretty sure she was saying something about each of us “taking a step outside our comfort zone.”  Good memories!!!

You can see the rest of the photos from that first Festival of Hope by clicking here.



Jackie Hudson Memorial Service and Festival of Hope

Jackie died one week ago this morning at 7:47 AM. Many of us have used
this time to contemplate this wonderful woman and the many lives she
touched. Her thoughts and ways remain easily assessable to us for she
was both active and vocal about her desire for peace in our world.
Google her name and the World Wide Web will bring Jackie’s image and
wise words back to us. Continue reading

An Update, Invitations, and “Giving our Best…”

Sunday morning update from Joe Power-Drutis
May 1, 2011

Like Bix, Susan after leaving SeaTac is moving through Pahrump Nevada.
She phoned Leonard Eiger on Saturday 4/29 and, like Bix, was provided
a 60 second phone call that sounded like she was calling on a land
line, deep beneath the sea. Leonard could barely make out where she

Digital phone systems being what they are today I really feel someone
would have to purposely initiate telephone glitches in order for the
calls to be so poor. But as it is, the Department of Punishment can
say that they got their free 1 minute call!!!!!

Though Susan is now east of California, here is hoping she ends up in
San Francisco with her two sons, and with many supporters like those
of the Pacific Life Community.

Continues to sent out his Stevoglyphics at SeaTac via the insides of
envelopes; he is spectacular.
He speaks of “getting day dreams of hanging in here by my fingernails
for 3-4 weeks and seeing Bix walk in”!

Lynne sent a poem called “Anyway”; which is posted on Mother Teresa’s
wall in Calcutta.

People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be Kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some
genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be Honest and
Sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be Happy
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do Good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your Best
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.


We invite you to our ongoing Festival of Hope!

Sunday, May 1st
St. Leo Church
710 South 13th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405-4496
6:30 p.m.

• We will hear how Bix, Susan, Lynne, Sr. Anne and Fr. Steve are doing
in prison. We will hear more about how we can continue to support
• Sr. Jackie Hudson will speak about an action she and Bix did in
Tennessee. That court date is in the beginning of May. It is possible
that Bix could be moved at any time now to Tennessee so he would be
available to appear.
• We will hear more about Ground Zero and the planned Mother’s Day
peace presence at Bangor on Saturday May 7th.
• We will pray and sing for peace.
• Please bring a dessert to share.


All are invited to Jean’s House of Prayer (Bix’s residence) for prayer
every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. 1414 S. Tacoma Way.

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