By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS Sister Patrice serves the Wahpeton Oyate who live on the Lake Traverse Reservation. There were no marches against racism in Sisseton, South Dakota, though it’s certainly not due to a lack of racism. I got a bit excited, in a positive way, when a colleague from my school said “Did…

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By Sister Darlene Pienschke, SDS I recently went to Casa Alitas to pick up the COVID-19 protocols. The director is also putting together a training video on how to serve migrants and take proper precautions. Although the border has been sealed, asylum seekers are coming to Casa Alitas from detention centers where they have likely…

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By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS Xavier (grade 2)  is one of my … more “spirited”… students in my beginning reading class this year. Learning to read has not been easy for him and his writing was laboriously slow and mostly consisted of one or two words before he started signaling “meltdown coming!” I kept assuring…

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By Sr. Darlene Pienschke, SDS ICE Detention Centers are on the verge of becoming Coronavirus super spreaders. Hundreds of people have tested positive. There are reports of soap shortage and detainees report they are forced to use toothpaste to wash their hands. One detainee was threatened with solitary confinement for making a face mask. Last…

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By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS A number of folks have been asking me how the COVID virus is impacting us here on the Lake Traverse Reservation. Our reservation, along with the other reservations in South Dakota, has taken the initiative to implement mandatory stay-at-home for tribal members. Now, remember, South Dakota is one of the…

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By Mary Jean Sheetz, House Manager at Salvatorian Sisters Residence Hi Lisa & Rob and Gehl family, Thank you so much for sending the beautiful hand-drawn pictures to our Salvatorian Sisters here at SSR. They continue to be surprised to receive mail from Catholic Memorial High School kids and families. The sisters are all doing…

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By Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS In these tentative times when it seems as ifall our world iswaiting, wounded, or worried,it can be easy to forget-this is a time of Resurrection. Rebirth, renewal, the melting of Winter and perhaps alsothe melting of icy hearts Those happen, even whenunnoticed or un-celebratedas we compare numbers on the nightly news,hesitantly venture out…

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By Sister Beverly Heitke, SDS Holy Thursday is so profound in the mystery of Jesus as Servant Leader – especially with the washing of the feet.  The segment of the Gospel relating this event is deeply moving for me. The Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday Triduum is a time to reflect on Letting Go…

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By Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS No one could know that the Lenten journey this year would take us into a very real wilderness. Right now there is self-quarantine for nearly all activities where I live in an apartment building for 60 elderly African Americans. It is in the midst of an impoverished neighborhood in the…

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