Pax Christi Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg)

Pax Christi Rio Grande Valley invites you on a special Lenten journey called The City of God – Reflections for Lent 2009, written by conscientious objector, Joshua Casteel.  We live in a world divided by religion, race, ideologies, borders and walls of all types. Over and over, God calls us to be the human community.  Through Casteel’s daily reflections and the lessons of Scripture, we remember once again how to build and live in God’s City.  What would it mean for our lives, our communities, and our world to truly become co-creators of the City of God?  The first meeting of our journey will be held at 7:30PM on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in the chapel of St. Ann, Mother of Mary Catholic Church, 710 E. Lucas, Pharr, Texas and continue to meet each Wednesday during Lent.

Pax Christi Rio Grande Valley together with the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will be sponsoring a Stations of the Cross during Lent with a prayerful reflection calling for an end to the death penalty.  Plans are being coordinated to host this event at the Stations of the Cross located outside the the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle-National Shrine located at 400 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd. in San Juan, Texas.

If you are interested in being a part of either of these events, please contact Mark or Michelle Peña at (956) 380-3731 or email at


Mark Pena
(956) 380-3731