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placeholder January 4, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 1   •   Oakland, CA
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"Love Is What Matters: Writings on Peace and NonViolence"

By Father Louie Vitale, OFM
Pace e Bene, $20

Reading and book signing
Father Louie Vitale in Conversation with Father
John Dear

When: Jan. 28, 6 p.m.

Where: Mercy Retirement and Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland

Social justice advocate to speak at Mercy Center

Rev. Louie Vitale

In his forward to "Love Is What Matters," actor and activist Martin Sheen writes, "Father Louie Vitale is the best follower of St. Francis of Assisi that I know… So it's wonderful to celebrate Father Louie's life with this collection of his writings. I hope they will inspire readers to join his lifelong campaign for peace and nonviolence."

Mercy Retirement & Care Center in Oakland, where Father Vitale lives, is hosting a conversation with the Franciscan and Rev. John Dear at 6 p.m. Jan. 28. The public is invited.

The book, Father Vitale said, is a collection of his writings over the 30 years, recounting his nonviolent efforts to end war, torture, racism, poverty, climate destruction and greed.

The longtime advocate for social justice told The Catholic Voice in an interview last year that he had been arrested and put in jail more times than even he can remember in his pursuit of peace and justice.

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