Notes from the Field - What does it mean to be a "Spirit-filled, Spirit-led people"? Our community had a midyear retreat March 3-5 in San Felipe, where the Good Shepherd Sisters established their first house in Chile over 160 years ago.
Let us be the women who attune our inner ear to the heartbeat of God, who listen for the whirr of wings on the way to prayers, and who find presence in the most empty spaces.
GSR Today - In a scenario that plays out across the globe, Sr. Kathleen Melia was attacked outside her convent — violence some suspect was related to Columban sister's work with the Subaanen people in their battle against large-scale mining.
GSR Today - With the battle over banning Muslim immigration raging in the courts, in the halls of power and sometimes even in the streets, it’s a good time for a reminder of why refugees are risking everything to flee Syria.
See for Yourself - While idling behind several cars at a stoplight, I happened to glance at the parking hang tag from my employer that's hooked on the rear-view mirror. "This tag expires on 08/19/19," the tag states.
GSR Today: At the recent Justice Conference of Women Religious, you could have bottled the energy among more than 150 avid seekers of justice and eliminated several coal-fired power plants.
Notes from the Field - For the past five years, I've lived in five different intentional communities, and I've begun to identify myself as a "serial community liver." Sisters live most of their lives in community with others, but for the average person, it might seem strange that I keep seeking out these situations.
GSR Today - The Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious XVII was my sixth AMOR gathering. Each meeting gave me the opportunity to learn about the shifts in Southeast Asian and Pacific countries' politics, as well as women religious' responses to changes in societies.
GSR Today - Women, particularly Catholic women religious, bring special passion and zeal to the work of the United Nations. This will be apparent during this week's 61st meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, which runs through March 24 in New York.
See for Yourself - Something my brother said to his youngest daughter got me thinking: "Don't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back."
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