"We are the roses of the world, blooming gloriously amid small and big thorns."
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"Historical barriers of prejudice have been overcome. We have not given up in the face of disagreements. There have been personal changes in mentality, toward greater openness."
"Being a nun is not just about prayer, it is about action."
"Fence railing, worn and nailed, weathered by the experience of being joined as one. What holds us together ready to change?"
"Everyday experience and scientific research shows that the greatest effects of all attacks on the environment are suffered by the poorest."
"I look into a sunflower and see earth, rows and rows of leaves, each one a person remembered, quivering, beautiful. The whole earth lies in a sunflower. A morning offering lifted like a host."
"It's really just listening to the Spirit's invitation. None of it was ever planned."
"Every human being has the right to freedom of movement and of residence within the confines of his own State. When there are just reasons in favor of it, he must be permitted to emigrate to other countries and take up residence there. The fact that he is a citizen of a particular State does not deprive him of membership in the human family, nor of citizenship in that universal society, the common, world-wide fellowship of men."
"God put smart women everywhere, so forget the hero thing; find the smart women. They will understand these principles, and they will step up."
"As we let the Earth restore us, we can be better at restoring the Earth. As we renew our baptismal promises and reflect on the waters of our baptism, may we deepen in our commitment to ensure life-giving water for all."