The age of nations is past.
It remains for us now,
if we do not wish to perish,
to set aside the ancient prejudices
and build the earth.
--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.
May Jesus Who came to this
world in peace
give us the courage, the will
and the guidance to bring peace
to ever-greater parts of the world.
Please almighty God, let that peace
be worldwide, universal, enduring,
and let it begin with me.