Michele Morek is an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, Kentucky. She joined GSR in January 2017 as liaison to women religious and organizations in North America. She holds a doctorate in biology from the University of Notre Dame and worked for many years as a professor and administrator at the college/university level. She also served for 14 years in congregational leadership positions, including six years as community leader. Her most recent position was as coalition coordinator of UNANIMA International, a religious nongovernmental organization at the United Nations.

Show full bio ↓

2020 in columns: The year COVID-19 dominated our lives

GSR Today - Writing this end-of-the-year blog is difficult, but delightful. How do I summarize a whole year of great columns?

Monsters under the bed

GSR Today: When we're kids, we're scared by the monsters in our imagination. Today, we have a real monster: a tiny, invisible one, but very, very effective in filling us with fear.

From Troost to trust on Juneteenth

GSR Today - On Juneteenth, I had envisioned us standing with hands outspread and eyes closed, meditating and praying for peace and unity. But our prayer took a different form: the color of rejoicing. 

Sisters of Selma: beginning 55 years of civil rights action

GSR Today - I commemorated the 55th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, early this year with two "Sisters of Selma."