A life dedicated to educating God’s children

Adele M. discovered a deep love and admiration for Tanzania during her first visit in 1966. A relatively new country at the time, Adele jumped at the chance to join her sister, Carlotta, formerly Salvatorian Sister Fredrick Mary, in the missions. She says, “I left everything behind because I knew it would be there when…

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2022 Birthday Perspective: Sister Grace Mary Croft, SDS

For their birthdays, we asked Salvatorian Sisters to recommend a piece of media (book, poem, movie, etc.) that changed their perspective. Sister Grace Mary Croft, SDS loves nonfiction especially a good biography. She recommends reading Waking Up White by Debby Irving, our ‘Turn the Page’ book selection for 2019 Catholic Sisters Week. “For me, Debby…

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Providing shelter to Ukrainian refugees in Poland

Email from Sister Noemi Raczkowska, SDSGoczałkowice, Poland Poland is one of many European countries offering refuge to over 1 million Ukrainians. In a recent email to our U.S. Salvatorian Sisters, Polish Provincial, Sister Noemi Raczkowska, SDS, shares her perspective on the current refugee crisis, it’s impact on Poland, and how our Sisters are helping. “Regarding…

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2022 Birthday Perspective: Sister Jane Barman, SDS

By Sister Jane Barman, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin For their birthdays, we asked Salvatorian Sisters to recommend a piece of media (book, poem, movie, etc.) that changed their perspective. Sister Jane Barman, SDS recommends Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, the book we read for our ‘Turn the Page’ discussion for 2020 Catholic Sisters Week. “When I read…

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2022 Birthday Perspective: Sister Margaret Bosch, SDS

By Sister Margaret Bosch, SDSMilwaukee, Wisconsin For their birthdays, we asked Salvatorian Sisters to recommend a piece of media (book, poem, movie, etc.) that changed their perspective. While Sister Margaret Bosch doesn’t have a book, article, or poem that changed her perspective, she does have an experience. “Two happenings occurred rather unexpectedly within a six…

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I Am Tomorrow

Blog and photos by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota I enjoy participating, and learning, as part of an online photography community called “Viewbug.” The most helpful thing is seeing the work of thousands of professional and non-professional photographers and the second most helpful things is the critique offered on whatever I…

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Solstice

Reflection by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota In winter Darkness falls from the wide prairie skyAll at once Scattering white tail deer as they peruse the farmer’s bare fields replete with stubble,Wrinkling old snow,Blowing its pieces across the county roadRight where it meets the tribal road,Making it suddenly difficult to navigateSuch…

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The Present

Blog Post & Photos by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota Each week, Salvatorian pastor Fr. Paul Portland emails me a copy of his homily. We started years ago, when I was a member of his parish. The parish could no longer provide sign interpreters, but he agreed to share a print…

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Indigenous Peoples Day… in the woods

Blog Post & Photos by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota Do you have a favorite place where you can sense how close you are to the sacred? For some, it is in a church or in the presence of a favorite person.  For me, it has always been the woods. In…

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This is the 4th time…

Blog Post by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota … that the Sisseton Arts Council has pleasantly surprised me by supporting and installing artwork by a local Indigenous artist. In the past five years, we have seen several efforts by the local Arts Council to include local Native artists in producing public…

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