Visitor!

Blog Post & Photos by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota Sister Betty Vetter enjoyed a brief visit to Sisseton this past week. The fun began with a visit to the petroglyph site near Jeffers, MN. These petroglyphs were created between 2,000 and 5,000 years ago. There are over 5,000 pecked into…

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Simple giving makes all the difference

Jackie B. first met the Salvatorian Sisters in the late ‘80s while searching for a spiritual retreat. Her then-pastor suggested meeting one-on-one with Sister Pat Kieler, SDS in Milwaukee. Coming from out of town, she stayed on the top floor of Mother of Good Counsel convent, or as Jackie calls it, “the Old Convent.”

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Back-to-School Days

Blog Post & Photos by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota If you’re like me, seeing the piles of lined paper, the tubs of pencils or pens, and the line-up of colorful lunch boxes at “back to school” sales can still bring a happy sigh. This past week, children returned to the…

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A Day in the Life of One Migrant

By Sister Darlene Pienschke, SDSDesert Mission – Tucson, Arizona Today I worked in the medical department and visited a young man in his 20s from Honduras, recovering from a poisonous snake bite, most probably a Diamondback Rattler, as asserted by doctors. This is DB’s story.  DB was making his risky journey across the unknown Arizona desert to…

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What’s your legacy gonna be?

Blog Post by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota Yesterday was Teresa Peter’s funeral. She is one of Sister Irene De Marrais’s blood sisters and in the Dakota way of extended family, called tiospaye, she is one of our relatives since we are related to Sr. Irene. Teresa’s Dakota name is Cante…

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First Friday Prayer

Photos and Blog Post by Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota Admittedly, it’s easy to be attentive to the gift of Creation when living in a place that has more space full of natural things than human-made things. … where trees seem to grow right before your eyes… … where in a…

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Working for Justice

Sister Ellen Sinclair, SDS Milwaukee, Wisconsin I was motivated to become a lawyer because I saw it as a way to work for justice. As a Salvatorian I still work for justice. As a pro bono attorney I help clients navigate a system that is too complicated and many times seems weighted against them. I…

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March was National Women’s Month

By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDSKateri Initiative – Sisseton, South Dakota One of the many things I love about teaching is being immersed in mini-celebrations of “national/ international- whatever month/day/week.”  Just in March, we’ve got: National Invasive Species Awareness Week…. International Waffle Day….  National Noodle Month…  National Banana Cream Pie Day… National Introverts Week… National Button…

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