Soli Salgado is a staff writer for Global Sisters Report, covering sisters in Latin America. She joined the NCR team as a Bertelsen intern in 2015. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with degrees in journalism, English literature and Spanish. She's reported from 10 countries for GSR and NCR and has received several Catholic Press Awards. Big loves include drawing, stand-up, planning trips, and presidential history.
Just before a break-in triggered their bookstore's security alarm around 11 p.m. May 30, the Pauline sisters poked their heads outside their building on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, where they live on the floor above the Chicago Pauline Books and Media shop.
Women religious in the United States are responding to the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests engulfing cities by affirming the Black Lives Matter movement, acknowledging their congregations' history of white supremacy and personal white privilege, and calling for peaceful and concrete action toward racial justice.
The National Day of Mourning and Lament came with the backdrop of major cities recovering from weekend riots in response to the death of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis.
When she set out to make documentary films about monastic life, Julie McElmurry knew she wanted to portray sisters differently. She wanted to "go through their front door and into their individual lives."