Patricia Keefe is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Rochester, Minnesota. She taught high school for a short time and taught theology and religious studies after graduate studies in theology. After obtaining a law degree, she practiced poverty law for eight years, winning a case in the Minnesota Supreme Court. After some volunteer service in the London office of Amnesty International, she became director for justice and human development for the Oklahoma City Archdiocese. Other ministries included associate director for her community; development work for the Nonviolent Peaceforce; and ARC, an ecumenical retreat center. She now volunteers at Assisi Heights, her community's motherhouse. 

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At one with the Honduran family

My experience with the "People of Faith Root Causes Pilgrimage to Honduras" delegation was memorable. One plea from groups and individuals was that we persuade our government not to send aid to Honduras because it is used by the government, its army and police forces to oppress the people. They said that the ordinary poor people, 60% of the population, never see aid from the U.S.