Mary Shaw, formerly from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, is an Adorer of the Blood of Christ, of the U.S. region. She taught English, French and Latin for more than 12 years in Nova Scotia, Canada, and in Springfield, Missouri, U.S., followed by ministries in spiritual direction, parish life coordination and teaching theology. She next studied in the field of mental health, completing an advanced degree in pastoral counseling. For the past seven years, she has been ministering as coordinator of justice and peace for the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.

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Call it by name: Racism is a sin

As we re-member and recall the history of slavery and the suffering and the human lives destroyed, may we make human Pope Francis’ two goals and allow this to be our opportunity of grace, empowering us to action and improving the lives of the less fortunate. 

Laudato Si' and Fratelli Tutti call us to encounter the other

May the cries of Creation and all creatures, and the wounds of suffering humanity, be conduits of grace to us, and enable us to take action to improve the lot of the less fortunate.