Brother Peter Tabichi offers opening prayer for United States Congress

September 17, 2019 — Washington DC:  Before the assembled member of the US Congress, Brother Peter Tabichi, a humble and joyful Franciscan Brother from rural Kenya, echoed the universally known words of Our Seraphic Father, St. Francis, blessing the august gathering with the Peace Prayer of St. Francis.  Reaching back seven-hundred years to shine a new light and focus on the enduring sentiment of the great saint, Brother Peter stood before the assembly as a remarkable story in his own right.  Recently recognized as the Global Teacher of the Year for 2019, he is a living witness to the power of education and the inherent value and dignity of the teaching profession.  Congratulations Brother Peter.  This latest honor, coming in the bicentennial year of the Franciscan Brothers of the Third Order Regular, underscores the value  of your own and  your confreres’ calling, to a simple life marked by service, fraternity, and prayer.  Click HERE to view the C-Span video of Brother Peter’s prayer before Congress.