"It is a constant challenge to be open and not give up, believing that each person is trying to speak her own truth in love, practising forgiveness, trusting that the other does not mean any harm."
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"When foreigners live with you in your land, do not mistreat them. You shall treat the foreigner who lives with you no differently than the citizens born among you; you shall love them as yourself; for you too were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I, the Lord, am your God."
"The new economics recognizes that the economy is embedded in a society and culture that are themselves embedded in an ecological life-support system, and that the economy can't grow forever on this finite planet."
"Forgiveness is the opposite of revenge and resentment, not of justice. In fact, true peace is the work of justice."
"As a humanitarian aid worker, I ran my fingers through some of the most horrific wounds of humanity — and in the darkness of it all, I found God."
"Basic education begins to unlock potential, but it is secondary education that provides the wings that allow girls to fly."
"One by one crystals join to link with each other, diversity bringing beauty and unity. If we could only do the same."
"To be a creature of God is to be brought into relationship in such a way that the divine mystery is expressed in each concrete existence."
"Think what would happen if there weren't any sisters, if there weren't any sisters in the hospitals, no sisters in the missions, no sisters in the schools. Think what the church would be like without sisters – no, that's unthinkable."
"Just looking at the grass, or flowers, and sitting in the sun; the beauty of nature helped me recover."
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