Julie A. Ferraro, a journalist for more than 30 years, is a Benedictine Oblate of the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, Idaho. She currently serves as social media manager for the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas.
Some might view my simplistic concept as naive or outright ridiculous, but it is a feasible starting point to deal with prejudice in general and, more specifically, systemic racism.
"Surprisingly, a number of the women [in the Bible] have very important roles, even though they may not speak directly. I wanted to get into how they felt."
Mercy Sr. Donna Marie Paolini opened the Center of Solitude in 1992. She spoke to GSR about the importance of solitude on the spiritual journey, and shared the surreal origin of the center's location.
At San Diego's Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 14 miles from the border, Mercy Sr. Mary Waskowiak and retired businesswoman Adela Garcia have launched the Community Resource Center to assist immigrants.