Once upon a time…

By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota Waaaay back last school year… when my Dakota Immersion Class reading students were still struggling to sound out words like “cat” and “hit,” I had one student who was significantly ahead of everyone else. They were on letter sounds and short words. She was already…

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Welcome Immigrants

Hello once again from Casa Alitas, whose staff continues to welcome all in spite of Covid’s contagious variants, new compliance protocols, need for “fashionable” protective clothing, and a new, but necessary, designated area of isolation.

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The Two Grandmas

By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS Keyapi. (Kay-YA-pee) That’s how traditional stories start. It’s not “once upon a time,” but rather, “It is said.” It places the story in this time, as well as that. After all, time is a human invention, and most indigenous cultures do not see “time” as something arrayed upon a line of…

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2020 Birthday Advice: Sister Mary Evelyn Zimbauer

As Salvatorian Sisters continue to age in wisdom and grace in the year 2020, each shares advice to her 20-year-old self to celebrate her birthday. Remember the prayer mom taught us to pray to our guardian angel when we were young. Don’t forget to talk to him often. He is your constant companion and there…

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Looks like it’s our turn now…

By Sister Patrice Colletti Headline:  The Dakotas report single-day records for new virus cases on Saturday: more than 370 in North Dakota and more than 420 in South Dakota. Of course, that’s still tiny compared to what people in New York or California or Arizona or Florida have suffered. But, when one’s entire town is smaller than my entire high…

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2020 Birthday Advice: Sister Debra Breese

As Salvatorian Sisters continue to age in wisdom and grace in the year 2020, each shares advice to her 20-year-old self to celebrate her birthday. I would say slow down, you move to fast. Got to make the day last.  Take every hour of everyday to enjoy what God has planned for you each day.…

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2020 Birthday Advice: Sister Jenada Fanetti

As Salvatorian Sisters continue to age in wisdom and grace in the year 2020, each shares advice to her 20-year-old self to celebrate her birthday. Stay closely connected to our Loving God who will be your strength and guide in life. Together you can face any challenge that comes your way.

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