Monte Cassino School celebrated the dedication of its Peace Pole on Holy Thursday, March 20. The Peace Pole as installed during the dedication and is located on campus between the Marian Chapel and elementary school, south of the new bell tower.
Monte Cassino’s Peace Pole was dedicated in memory of Carol Lucking who passed away in 2005 from cancer. Lucking’s three children attend Monte Cassino.
“We hope this Peace Pole stands as our prayer for peace in people’s lives and the world,” says Sister Mary Claire, Monte Cassino School Director. “It is a special opportunity to remember Carol and to spread the message of peace and hope to all.”
Lucking’s husband, Mike, and their children Mikey, Erin and Quinn were in attendance at the ceremony as well as their classmates at Monte Cassino. Many faculty members were also present.
The Peace Pole project was created by the World Peace Prayer Society in Japan in 1955. Today, more than 250,000 Peace Poles have been placed around the world. This project symbolizes a mission to encourage world peace through inner peace. Each pole features the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in various languages on all sides of the pole.