Nancy Small is a spiritual director, retreat leader and a staff member at the Office of Ignatian Spirituality. She ministered as a hospice chaplain for twelve years. She serves as an Ambassador of Peace with Pax Christi USA, the national Catholic peace movement, and lives with her husband in Worcester, Mass.
Twenty years ago, the Doomsday Clock, a well-known barometer of how close the world was to nuclear holocaust, stood at three minutes before the fateful midnight hour. The nuclear arms race was in full force. The fear of nuclear war was palpable. We held our collective breath and prayed mightily that