In Good Faith with Sister Patricia Flass, in service to rural communities around Selma, Alabama

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Sister Pat has ministered for over 20 years in small towns around Selma, Alabama, in some of the most impoverished areas of our nation. She talks with Sister Maxine about her ministry in Alabama, her perspectives on poverty, and her hopes for the future.

In Good Faith with Sister Patricia Flass, in service to rural communities around Selma, Alabama

Lessons learned from my ministry and life as a sister

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The adventures of missionary life always intrigue me; every day, they require trust in God, myself, and the people I serve. Thinking of my last mission to Wau, South Sudan, I think of a quote from Paulo Coelho: "Take advantage of the chance that tragedy has given you; not everyone is capable of doing so." When I arrived in South Sudan, it looked like tragedy.

Lessons learned from my ministry and life as a sister

Vow of Poverty, Not Destitution

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Poverty? That's not good at all, right? The word itself often calls to mind the reality of destitution that many people in our own country and indeed our very own neighborhood face every single day -- living without sufficient resources. But the word poverty is also one that is an important part of our lives as Catholic sisters and nuns -- as well as religious brothers, monks, and friars.

How do you balance the vow of poverty with the necessities for everyday life?

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In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Jill and Sister Cathy about the vow of poverty in relation to simplicity and the common life. Hear the full podcast at AS153.

The nuns address spatial racism

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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 ...