“Do not forget the peoples at war”



Catherine Ticket

63 years old, former General Delegate of Pax Christi

Even in a moment as simple as preparing a meal, Catherine Billet remembers how lucky she is to live in peace and refuses to“forget the peoples at war”. General Delegate of Pax Christi from 2012 to 2019, this mother of six children met “witnesses to extreme violence” from one end of the globe to the other. Stories that cannot be forgotten.

There are the Ukrainians, of course, but also the Malians, the Ethiopians, the Yemenis… This compassion for the peoples at war takes the form of a daily “companionship” spiritual. This pushes Catherine to convert her gaze. On herself, first, and on the anger and resentment that sometimes inhabit her. But also on the belligerents, of all persuasions. “These days, I watch the courage of the Russians who oppose this conflict. » She also wishes to understand, without excusing them, the “wounds” of those who have chosen violence.

His inspiration: “On Easter morning, the dialogue between the risen Christ and Mary Magdalene (Jn 20:17), with the tension between the joy of the encounter and the need to move towards…”

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