The JPIC Commission (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation) of the Joliet Franciscans invite Sisters, Associates and Friends to a new, once a month, JPIC Zoom Book Club.

To lay the ground work for our Justice Issues, we will start with the Intro and Chapter 1 of Fratelli Tutti (Brothers and Sisters All ) by Pope Francis.

  1. It can be downloaded free from the internet.  (Click here to view) 
  2. You can buy the readings in book form on the internet.
  3. OR, Sr. Peggy can email the selection to you by email when you register.  Please make sure you to request this when you RSVP.

Future book selections will be any reading or novel the group decides.

START DATE: Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM (Central Time). We will continue to meet on the fourth Saturday of each month.  Please RSVP no later than Thursday, Feb. 25 to receive a Zoom Invite.

Sister Peggy’s email is:

Please check our “upcoming events” section on the right hand side of this page for more events.


Out of an abundance of caution and prevention, all events that had been scheduled at the Joliet Franciscan Center, have been cancelled until further notice. We will continue to keep you notified of any changes as they become available. Thank you for understanding.

You are remembered in our prayers.  God bless you.


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