We will explore the “non-violence” philosophy and practice of life from the positive perspective that the term implies:  ceasing to be violent in thought, word and deed when we realize our inner dignity as human beings.  We will  examine a moral, spiritual, mental and physical practice in which we recognize in others what they may not recognize in themselves and “disarm our hearts.”

Fr. Tom Bonacci is a Passionist Priest who has ministered in our diocese since 1990.  A graduate of St. John’s University, he was ordained in 1972. A former religious superior, Retreat Director and chaplain, Tom founded the Interfaith Peace Project of Contra Costa County and is Director of the Interfaith Center in Antioch.