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.
GSR Today - We sisters are basically all the same all over the world. Oh, sure, we are in different congregations and have different charisms. But I've come to the conviction that the real charism is religious life.
GSR Today - Writing this end-of-the-year blog is difficult, but delightful. How do I summarize a whole year of great columns?
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.
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.