Lives in Takoma Park, Maryland
Works at Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sr. Camille D’Arienzo: Marianne, the directory of the Sisters of Mercy lists you as a member of its Justice Team. What does that position entail?
Marianne Comfort: I am part of a three-person justice team for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, which encompasses the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Guam and the Philippines. We are charged with engaging Mercy sisters, lay associates and companions, co-workers, volunteers, students and friends with what we call our critical concerns. Those are: Earth, immigration, nonviolence, anti-racism and women.
We provide opportunities for members of this Mercy network to pray over injustices in our world, advocate on public policies, and commit to changing personal behaviors and ministry/institutional policies as ways of living out these concerns in our everyday lives.