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Embrace Vulnerability

Embrace Vulnerability

In her presentation at the annual LCWR assembly, Sr. Pat Murray, IBVM gave six images for leadership in a global world.  I have written about the first two of them.  This one is the third:  Embrace Vulnerability.  She was speaking about religious life and our institutions and how we are experiencing a greater fragility and vulnerability.  She said:  “In a…

Remembering

Remembering

Today is a day of remembering one of the worst days in American life.  On September 11, 2001, more than 3000 people lost their lives in the attack on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in the field in Pennsylvania.  It was an act of extreme and unthinkable violence.  The world could not believe that it had happened as we…

Labor Day Thoughts

Labor Day Thoughts

At the beginning of the last century, Americans came together through protests, strikes, and union negotiations to fight for the dignity and justice in the workplace.  Women and men marched and raised their voices for a 40-hour work week, weekends, and workplace safety laws.  It is through their courage and determination that today we enjoy many protections that are often…

Imagining Leadership in a Global Community

Imagining Leadership in a Global Community

At the 2019 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) assembly the keynote address was given by Sister Pat Murray, IBVM.  It was a powerful reflection on religious leadership.  She began with some opening remarks on our globalized world and on how the face of consecrated religious life is changing.  She quoted Pope Francis who “expressed his hope for a growth…

Calling for an End to Gun Violence

Calling for an End to Gun Violence

The Women of Providence in Collaboration join our voices with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and a host of other religious organizations calling for an end to gun violence.   As we know there are too many lives being lost to gun violence and mass shootings.  In the United States alone there have been 255 mass shootings just this year,…

Sister Ministers with Homeless Young Adults

Sister Ministers with Homeless Young Adults

Safe Place Services of Louisville,  a day shelter for homeless young adults, is where you will find Sr. Corbin Hannah, a Sister of Providence from St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN.  She is the youth development coordinator, offers life skills programming, and pretty much runs the shelter along with part time staff and students.   As Sr. Corbin knows, the streets and adult homeless…

Oblate Sister of Providence Producing Documentary

Oblate Sister of Providence Producing Documentary

Oblate Sister of Providence Sr. Marcia Hall is producing a documentary which hopes to promote vocations in the African American Community.  About eight years ago she was serving as her community’s vocation director and attending a seminar where black Catholic parents shared their feelings about their children entering religious life–and they weren’t happy about it.  She knew she had to…

Sister Rosa Nguyen Talks about Religious Life

Sister Rosa Nguyen Talks about Religious Life

Sister Rosa Nguyen is a Sister of Providence from Mother Joseph Province in Seattle, WA.  She ministers at Providence High School in Burbank, California.  She has ministered there for more than four years but she is the only remaining Sister of Providence working there today.   She grew up in a Catholic family in Viet Nam and entered the Sisters of…

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