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. At the time I was sensing an invitation to once again consider the Salvatorians, so my advice would be: “be still; listen to God’s invitation – and respond.”

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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. To Sr. Jane Marie, novice, 20, from Sr. Jane Eschweiler, 73: You can stop worrying about what others think; they aren’t thinking of you at all!! Freed from that worry,…

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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. Margaret, here is a bit of advice. If you heed it, it will serve you very well through all your future, no matter what that future may hold! 1) Think…

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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. In my early 20s, I volunteered for our mission in Tanganyika, East Africa. To prepare, I was assigned to nursing studies at Salvator Mundi International Hospital’s School of Nursing in…

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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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