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

Human trafficking and paying forward the graces of God

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I began volunteering at a local organization that provided shelter and services to victims. One member of the staff, herself a human trafficking survivor, and I connected. She taught me that a child who is consistently sold to others has no other definition of self.

Is it a sin when I don’t stop to help someone in need?

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In this Random Nun Clip, a listener worries that he’s committing a sin when he walks past people who are homeless and doesn’t help them. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS228 at aNunsLife.org.

How can students learn more about social justice?

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In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Rita describes her students’ reactions after visiting asylum seekers in an Australian detention center. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF038 at aNunsLife.org. Sister Maxine with guest Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ.

What is the Asylum Seeker Resource Center?

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In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Rita talks about the Asylum Seeker Resource Center in Australia, where she has served as a volunteer for 17 years. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF038 at aNunsLife.org. Sister Maxine with guest Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ.