Guided by my trusty keychain flashlight and good hearing, I set off in the middle of the night to investigate the source of a wailing alarm.
In a Haitian neighborhood of subsistence-farm families where people struggle to put food on the table each day, Lekòl Jezi-Mari, a primary school under the care of a Religious of Jesus and Mary, educates 576 students — some of them the first in their families to graduate from sixth grade.
In Conversation - Listen to excerpts from Standup Sisters, a live annual storytelling show hosted during National Catholic Sisters Week.
See for Yourself - Effie definitely enjoyed sharing about her three cats, and I enjoyed hearing about them, so it was a pleasant time together. She continued: "And for sure I know that these cats practice different religions."
Notes from the Field - Will 23 be the age when I start feeling more sophisticated and mature? Will I finally feel more confident in my professional life? Will I stop feeling this sense of anticipation about waiting for my life to begin?
See for Yourself - We had a good laugh and I said, "I don't know too much about these beer products, but I'd be glad to help you find something."
GSR Today - We had so much fun with our 2017-18 panel, we decided to keep The Life going. Help us spread the word, or apply to be a panelist yourself!
Notes from the Field - Its name, "the House of the Good Samaritan," speaks to the fact that it is a place where the hands of others come to support and heal those who were broken. The hands of the four-person nursing staff act as the healing hands of God in Gros Morne, Haiti.
From NCR - Earlier this month, I received a rather nasty email via my website. On the contact form, the sender stated her "Reason for Contact" as "Affronted Catholic." She had been to NCR's website and read my post-election column.
GSR Today - I left my desk on Feb. 21 to go talk about the Trump administration's proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. It was one of just four public listening sessions held by the EPA in the entire U.S., and it was in Kansas City. How could I live here and not go?
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