Maryknoll Sister Named ‘Ambassador of Peace’


Sister Jean Fallon, M.M., has been designated as an Ambassador of Peace by Pax Christi USA. In celebration of Pax Christi USA’s 50th anniversary, the Pax Christi USA National Council commissioned 20 Ambassadors of Peace at the 50th anniversary National Conference Aug. 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

Sister Jean's justice and peace ministry work began 43 years ago in Japan, where she became acquainted with those who had suffered through the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. She led justice and peace ministry programs in Tokyo, conducted world awareness seminars at churches in the United States and served with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. A member of Pax Christi Maryknoll, she speaks at peace and justice rallies.

Ambassadors of Peace are extraordinary and experienced leaders within the Pax Christi USA community who serve as living embodiments of what it means to live a life rooted in the “peace of Christ.” They were chosen for contributions they have made in preaching, teaching and practicing gospel nonviolence, peacemaking, anti-racism, reconciliation and justice.

“We were told this is not an award but a commissioning to do all we can to bring peace to our warring world,” Sister Jean said. “The only way this can happen is if everyone would begin to focus on world peace. It is more than pacifism; it is a spirituality, and a way of life.”