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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The Hotel is Up and Running

By Sister Darlene Pienschke, SDSDesert Mission – Tucson, Arizona Greetings from Casa Alitas.  Due to the large numbers arriving at the Immigration Center at Casa Alitas, and because COVID-19 requires greater distancing between our guests (immigrants), we are using another facility called the “Hotel” for overflow when guests need to stay with us for awhile. The…

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Not just donuts!

By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS My friend Betty and I celebrated an historic moment: completing the two COVID vaccines. Our celebration? Making donuts! SHE made the donuts and I “supervised” and taste-tested! Then, we put them out in the hallway in baggies for neighbors to help themselves. It was a simple and fun way to celebrate…

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Mission on the Border

By Sister Darlene Pienschke, SDS in Tucson, Arizona On arrival at Casa Alitas this morning, revitalized with eager anticipation, I met and saw over 20-30 volunteers energized in a flurry of transformative work  ̶  shifting work stations; reorganizing, relocating and redesigning a clothing shop; stocking supplies; readying guests’ rooms and living spaces for adults and children;…

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Wisdom beyond their years

By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS Kids watch a lot of TV. And often it is on in the background, all day long. This morning, during Reading Meeting, one of my kids (8-, 9- and 10-year-olds) asked about the situation in Washington, DC. He wanted to know why there was so many angry people. We talked…

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Together, we wield the power of prayer

As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, we stand with the other more than 1300 leaders of Catholic sisters nationwide as we make this statement: The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are…

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