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Gonzaga peace pole a reminder of Jesuit mission

An 8-foot-tall cedar peace pole, with a prayer for harmony emblazoned in four languages, has sprouted from the grassy lawn behind College Hall at Gonzaga University.

Venerable Geshe Phelgye, Gonzaga’s first scholar in residence and a Tibetan Buddhist monk, gifted the pole to the university in a formal ceremony Monday as a way to thank the school for its Jesuit mission of service and promotion of peace and social justice.

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BRIEF: Geshe Phelgye gifts Gonzaga a Peace Pole

Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye, Gonzaga University’s Global scholar in residence, will gift a Peace Pole to Gonzaga in a special installation and blessing ceremony that begins at 3 p.m., May 6 on the lawn behind College Hall.

“I would like to offer a Peace Pole to Gonzaga University for its institutional birthday celebrating the 125th anniversary of living out the Jesuit educational mission of the service of faith in the promotion of peace and social justice,”

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