Janet M. Peterworth is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. With an academic background in English, pastoral work, clinical pastoral education, and nonprofit board education, she has worked with a variety of educational and nonprofit agencies and served as a group facilitator and strategic planner. She has directed non-profits in Appalachia and served as board chair of the John A. Sheppard Memorial Ecological Reservation, a land trust dedicated to preserving the mountains in Mingo County, West Virginia. She has served on a number of other boards and advisory groups. In August of 2020, Sister Janet Marie completed her six-year term as president of the Ursuline sisters of Louisville, Kentucky.

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On the 40th anniversary of martyrdom, we fast

It has been 40 years since Archbishop Óscar Romero and the four churchwomen were killed in El Salvador. Later, in 1989, six Jesuits, and a housekeeper and her daughter were killed. My thoughts come from Isaiah on the kind of fast that our God wants.