It was during this time of deep grief (at age 24) that I first encountered St. Angela Merici. What did impress me was that Angela encountered terrible grief early in life. By the time she was 15, both her parents had died. A few years later, her beloved sister also died. How on Earth could Angela still trust God in the midst of so much loss?
When Jesus defends the woman caught in adultery, John's Gospel says that it was the elders who were the first to leave the scene. Do we women religious need to take more seriously the importance and obligation to use our voices and our writings to confront sexual abuse and other big issues?
The Life – As this feature begins its third year, the panelists tell us how they were led by the Spirit to "the boondocks," behind the former Iron Curtain, on the back of Mother Eagle, and by the people to whom they ministered. In stories of radical openness and encountering Christ, they share what they have learned from ministry and life as a sister.
Last December, I wrote that my cellphone had gone silent. Well, it was not quiet for long! The Lord began to call very soon. Almost immediately, I would say! His many calls come from a diversity of people and places.
At the Women of Wisdom and Action colloquium, I met Sr. Rashmi Kanta Kiro, who belongs to the Daughters of St. Anne, Ranchi, the first congregation in India founded by tribal women. One of the first two female tribal doctoral students in India, Rashmi is carrying on their revolutionary charism.
GSR Today - As a group, millipedes have survived mass extinctions that killed off dominant organisms like trilobites and dinosaurs. Will our smaller individual religious community groups similarly last for millennia?
Mary Magdalene has gotten a lot of bad press, it seems to me. Every July 22, on her feast day, I dread listening to homilies at church; in Scripture study groups, I shudder at the accusations against her.
"Mary Magdalene" is a perfect way to celebrate the "Apostle to the Apostles" on or around her July 22 feast day. It is both cinematically beautiful and well-grounded in contemporary scholarship about the religious and political context in which Jesus and Mary sought God and God's reign.
Summer is jubilee time, and the remembering and storytelling that comes with it often includes the question "Who brought you to the convent?" Early on, this seemingly simple question gave me pause; I couldn't answer it.
I board a plane to somewhere, and I get there. I board a train, and I get there. I board a taxi or an Uber, and I get there. Certainly, in a car, I get where I want to go. But to me, a city bus is different from all of those.
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