Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sr Anne Montgomery died August 27 - One of the first Plowshares 8, and still active in the plowshares until her death

Sr Anne Montgomery passed away August 27. She was part of the first plowshares action, Plowshares 8, 1980, and of quite a few plowshares actions after that. 

I did my first plowshares action together with her and Pershing Plowshares in 1984, I think it was her third. When we met in holdings cells around court hearings, I remember her attitude towards guards as firm and friendly, she taught me a no-excuses-resistance which I try to share here in Sweden! This Saturday two days before she passed away, I mentioned her as my main nonviolent-model in an exercise during the Swedish Nonviolent Camp (organized by Swedish FOR, and the Fig Tree Community-a Jona House and Catholic Worker community in Gothenburg).

Peace, love and resistance,
Per Herngren
from Pershing Plowshares, and a few plowshares actions in Europe


Read more about Anne Montgomery:

Anne Montgomery, rscj: Peace is her passion
http://www.rscj.org/node/228

Anne Montgomery « Disarmnowplowshares's Blog
http://disarmnowplowshares.wordpress.com/tag/anne-montgomery/



Dear Friends,

Our dear friend and partner in peacemaking, Anne Montgomery, RSCJ,
passed away this morning in the company of a loving community.  The
embodiment of Agape Love, Sr. Anne worked tirelessly to create a just
and peaceful world for all.  The Society of the Sacred Heart posted
the following memorial, which will be followed by a full obituary
shortly.  I will post them at Disarm Now Plowshares
(http://disarmnowplowshares.wordpress.com/).


Sr. Anne leaves a beautiful legacy.  The rich tapestry that was her
life is a gift to us all.


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Anne Montgomery, RSCJ

Birth: November 30, 1926
Profession: March 5, 1951
Death: August 27, 2012

Our sister, Anne Montgomery, RSCJ, went home to God this morning,
Monday, August 27. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary
will be posted shortly.


Please join us in praying for Sister Montgomery:


Beloved, into your hands,
we humbly entrust our sister Anne.
In this life you embraced her with your tender and faithful love;
Deliver her now from every evil
and bid her safely home.


God of blessings,
source of all holiness,
the voice of your Spirit has drawn countless men and women
to follow Jesus Christ
and to bind themselves to you
with ready will and loving heart.


Look with mercy on Anne
who sought to fulfill her vows to you,
and grant her the reward promised to all good and faithful servants.
May she rejoice in the company of the saints
and with them praise you forever.

Amen.

Photo:  Anne leaving the SeaTac Federal Detention Center in May 2011


1 comment:

dago red said...

a long and good life and a good and peaceful death