Judith Best, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, is coordinator of SturdyRoots.org and gives presentations on the heritage of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She is also exploring evolution as the bridge between science and religion.
Sitting outside in masked, pandemic style, I recently asked some of my sisters involved in criminal justice ministry to share reflections on their experience. In our faith sharing, we focused on how this ministry called them to change.
Sr. Regina Kabayama, a School Sister of Notre Dame, was born in Osaka in 1931. I am filled with awe how her spirit was nurtured with a diversity of experiences and how her faithful Catholic family, strengthened through persecution, blessed her with resilience and commitment.
Recently one of our sisters who had served on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation shared a photo of a monument called "Kindred Spirits." It reminds us of mutual compassion after bitter hardships.
I've been giving presentations on how musicals help us get through hard times. Today, "The King and I" offers wisdom as we deal with racial bias, bigotry, polarization and learning to live with different views.