GSR Today - Catholic sisters have engaged in child care for hundreds of years. Today, we acknowledge that institutions did not and do not always provide the best way to ensure children's safety, socialization and health.
Notes from the Field - To me, intentional communal living can be an antidote to the isolation we are feeling across the generational spectrum as well as the very real effects of economic strain that are changing millennials' outlook on the housing market and the trajectory of our future generally.
We are called to be sowers of seeds and to remember the power of small, sown seeds. Several weeks after the UISG assembly in Rome, I carry with me strong images from our gathering, of events that exemplify small actions that begin to change landscapes of impossible situations.
When I first discovered Good Shepherd Volunteers, I spent a lot of time scouring the program website. Now, as I approach the end of my year, I've been thinking: If I could go through this process all over again, what would accurately explain why I fell in love with Good Shepherd Volunteers?
Daughter of Wisdom Sr. Jean Quinn, executive director of UNANIMA International, is pushing the global body to mount a head-on effort on homelessness. But the issue is complex, with no internationally agreed upon definition and a host of taboo associations surrounding the crisis.
Notes from the Field - In the face of various forms of loss this volunteer year, I often feel more like I am living in the absence of others than I am present to my own life.
Notes From the Field: As I circuited the Stations of the Cross at our retreat center, I was gifted with the most powerful vision. On the path between the fragrant purple and white lilac bushes, a multipurpose cleaner flashed before my eyes.
GSR Today - Last summer, at a meeting of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, I met a number of Vietnamese sisters who were part of a 1975 migration from Vietnam. My curiosity was piqued as I learned that each found her way to the Kentucky Dominicans and later as a group to the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
Notes from the Field - Without the foundational trust necessary for our community to broach these topics of privilege and racism organically or a formal framework for them built into the Loretto Volunteer program, I began to unpack my whiteness and its implications independently.
An initially scheduled audience with Pope Francis turned into a dialogue between him and congregational leaders at the closing session of the International Union of Superiors General triennial assembly May 10 — and the hundreds attending couldn't have been more delighted.
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