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.
I read former President Barack Obama's book A Promised Land. He has germinated hope in my heart; and when I feel discouraged, I promise to "try anyway."
On retreat in May 2020, our anxiety — COVID-19, unemployment, systemic racism — shifted as we listened to Mary Evelyn Tucker's Laudato Si' Week 2020 presentation hosted by the Global Catholic Climate Movement.
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.