I am struck by commonalities sisters shared about their Selma experiences. In life's powerful moments, we experience events in real-time; only later do we stop to reflect on the meaning of our actions.
As a young Mercy sister in 1965, Patricia McCann did not hesitate the day she saw a letter from John Lewis and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, requesting that college students come to Alabama.
In 1965, as a young Loretto sister, Judith Baenen flew with a Kansas City contingency of Catholics to bear witness to the events in Selma. Now a Loretto co-member, she reflects on her experience 50 years later.