Nuns on the Bus kicks off its third nationwide tour on Wednesday. Global Sisters Report will be there in Iowa at the start and on the bus for five days. "This new journey is all about supporting the even bigger power of the community of U.S. voters when we all choose to engage."
From A Nun's Life podcasts - Listen: What are some of the best things about being an Adrian Dominican sister? Hint, "it's a wide, global order." Take a few minutes to listen in.
Nuns in central Vietnam are helping sick children and those affected by HIV/AIDS to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Known in Vietnam as Tet Trung Thu, the holiday marks the traditional end of the harvest season and is one of the year’s biggest festivals. The chlidren otherwise would have little to look forward to.
From 1979 when Sr. Teresita Weind was invited by the pastor to join the parish staff, to preach, to minister, until 1991 when another pastor booted her from the parish for overstepping boundaries set by the archdiocese, she had been in the pulpit at least monthly. She had also led retreats, ministered to the sick and helped Carolan and others create and nurture a racially integrated faith community that continued to encompass both Oak Park and Austin, just as St. Catherine's and St. Lucy's parishes had done for a hundred years.
During a crush of events in New York September 19-28, religious congregations will join a throaty and growing chorus of voices raised in support of an anticipated 2015 global agreement on climate change mitigation. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited governments and private-sector representatives to the ambitious United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23 for an early opportunity to commit to substantial, replicable, concrete actions to reduce carbon emissions. A People's Climate March is planned for Sept. 21 and is expected to draw 200,000 to 700,000 participants to Manhattan's west side.
There are no bail bondsmen in St. Joseph County, Indiana; for the past 40 years, Holy Cross Sr. Sue Kintzele has been filling that gap, helping families meet the price of getting someone released from jail until the trial date, so he or she can go to work and take care of children. "A lot of times, I do it for the mothers and grandmothers – they’re the ones stuck taking care of everyone while the person’s in jail.”
New Jersey is home of the latest American saint, a Bayonne-born nun who is to be beatified in Newark next month. The beatification of Sr. Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, who died in 1927 at the age of 26, puts her one step away from formal canonization.
GSR Today - If you hang out in certain corners of the Internet, last week was all about how anti-woman culture has become. But the one beacon of hope last week, at least for me, was this Global Sisters Report column by Sr. Eucharia Madueke. Madueke writes about gender equality in Southeast Nigeria, and it was a refreshing change of narrative.
GSR Today - The anguish over the horrific murders of three women religious in Africa this week reached all the way to Rome. But amid the heartbreak are heartwarming stories of sisters doing what they do – saving the world.