Tracey Horan is a member of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Her first deep conversation with this community occurred in a melon patch during her time as an intern at the Sisters' White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She has ministered as a teacher, community organizer and advocate accompanying migrant communities for over a decade.

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New Ways Ministry conference holds up a mirror to our sacred stories

A decorative mirror — an external supportive expression and an invitation for reflection — was a perfect symbol of New Ways Ministry's conference and its theme "Lesbian and Queer Religious: Our Sacred Stories Continue."

See, I am doing something new! Do you not perceive it?

Horizons - There's no reason to wait for long-range strategic plans. Beautiful, new iterations of religious life in response to the signs of the times are everywhere in the here and now. We simply have to open our eyes and look around.

Common life: We all speak in tongues

Horizons - Community life, especially living in an intercultural, intercongregational house, has broken open the meaning of Pentecost and speaking in tongues for me. And it's not just about sounds and spoken words.

Good Friday hope bridges pain and love at the border

Horizons - Here we sit, on this day of goodness and pain, each of us carrying our own devastating losses of the past year; each of us holding the embers of resurrection.