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The nuns address spatial racism

Blog Published: March 11, 2013

I spent part of the weekend at our IHM Motherhouse for a webinar symposium on Spatial Racism. I was grateful for the opportunity to learn more about spatial racism as I had little familiarity with it. The symposium was offered through the "Undoing Racisim" committee ...

Justice and Catholic Nuns go hand-in-hand

Blog Published: January 30, 2012

The New Orleans paper, The Times-Picayune posted a great story this week — Young lawyer fights for social justice on her way to becoming a nun (January 29, 2012). The article is about Alison McCrary, a young woman who is a lawyer and in the process of becoming a Catholic sister with the Congregation of Saint Joseph. Alison lives with a community of St. Joseph sisters near Bayou St. John.

“Living My Prayer” by Sister Helen Prejean

Blog Published: January 8, 2008

Here is an essay from Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ. It was aired on the NPR segment, This I Believe, ”a national media project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives.”

Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN

Blog Published: July 20, 2008

Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, was a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur who was killed in February 2005 because of her work with and on behalf of the people of Brazil.

Vow of Poverty means challenging Goldman Sachs

Blog Published: April 5, 2011

Here at A Nun’s Life Ministry, we’re often asked about what the vow of poverty is and how it is lived both personally and as a congregation. While a significant aspect of the vow is that we hold all things in common and don’t personally own anything, there are other dimensions too.

Nun Fights Cussing with Cussing

Blog Published: December 12, 2007

It didn’t seem like a big deal, but maybe the idea of a nun using cuss words was too tantalizing to pass up.

Nuns Reach Out to Women in Prostitution

Blog Published: November 22, 2007

Under the guidance of Sister Eugenia, who has emerged as a world leader fighting human trafficking, participants presented detailed assessments of trafficking trends in their countries, as well as strategies to prevent women and girls from being lured into prostitution.

Water's Call to Live Mindfully

Blog Published: August 4, 2014

I admit, I've rocked it out to the power ballad "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" by glam metal band Cinderella. Hey, I was an 80s kid! That's how we rolled. The words of the refrain have been playing in the back of my mind as we faced a major local water problem here in Toledo, Ohio.