GSR Today - This is the third set of compiled reports from sisters working at or near the border who have written of the need caused by a recent influx of migrants unrelated to the caravan, and the plight of those seeking asylum.
Notes from the Field - St. John Bosco began a tradition more than 100 years ago that still is celebrated in Salesian communities around the world to this day: the Fiesta of Gratitude. It can be held at any time, and this year, I had three Thanksgivings.
GSR Today - This is the second set of compiled reports from sisters working at or near the border who have written of the need caused by a recent influx of migrants unrelated to the caravan, and the plight of those seeking asylum.
Notes from the Field - Those of us who grew up in a religious environment can attest to hearing "Live simply so that others can simply live" rather often. One of the goals of being a Good Shepherd Volunteer is to implement this idea, focusing on the tenant of simplicity in our own lives while serving alongside communities that don't necessarily have a choice in living this value.
Notes from the Field - Spending so much time with these elderly sisters, I have come to truly see how they embody Salesian spirituality. One of the aspects of this spirituality is acknowledging God in even common daily tasks.
GSR Today - A caravan of asylum-seekers from Central America has shifted more attention to immigration at the southern U.S. border. GSR has compiled reports from sisters working at or near the border, which illustrate the challenges migrants face.
GSR Today - As I meet various groups of sisters, I am always curious about the stories of their founding and why, with so many options of those long-ago founded groups, women choose to start something new.
GSR Today - Invited to address the bishops' assembly, where the sex abuse crisis dominated discussions, Sr. Teresa Maya, past president of LCWR, offered wisdom of women religious on leadership, having been "tried and tested in many ways."
Notes from the Field - For as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed volunteering. When I went to college at Tulane University, I did not waste any time and promptly became the service chair for my freshman residence hall. It was not until my sophomore year, however, that it dawned upon me to consider international service work.
GSR Today - After the Oct. 27 massacre of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, communities of Catholic women religious call for an end to hateful rhetoric and for better control of firearms.
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