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The Office directs the outreach and advocacy efforts of the Wheaton Franciscans, and advances efforts both local and global.  The JPIC Office collaborates with Tau Center, the spirituality ministry center sponsored by the Wheaton Franciscan community, which offers programs on topics of social interest such as care of creation, advocacy for the poor, and many other areas of justice and peace related to Catholic Social Teaching.


Sr. Beatrice Hernandez


Sr. Beatrice Hernandez is a retired physician, serving in the specialty of Hematology and Oncology for over 25 years.  She has been a member of the US Province’s JPIC team since 1981 with special interest in nuclear disarmament, peacemaking, justice for Central America, and AIDS both in the US and Africa.  She is presently the US Province and FCJM Congregational JPIC Coordinator.

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