Joanne Gallagher is a Sister of St. Joseph of Boston who has coordinated many immersion retreats to Mexico and Ecuador with students and adults as well as several CSSJ Heritage Pilgrimages. She has served as communications director for her congregation since 2001 and currently serves on the board of directors for the Corporation for the Sponsored Ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, is a trustee of Fontbonne, The Early College of Boston and serves on the board of the Communicators for Women Religious. She was part of the 2015 Share Foundation delegation with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to El Salvador.

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What is the US churchwomen martyrs' message for us today?

Sr. Elena Jaramillo, a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, California, had been in El Salvador for 30 years when I met her. Her manner of accompaniment caused me to imagine what the North American churchwomen martyrs would be doing today had they not been assassinated.