"With Jesus, it was always a personal interest in any person that came to him. He didn't treat them as objects to be taken care of. They were people, individual human beings made in the image and likeness of God."
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"With the commitment to embrace the world just as it is, we begin to see that sanity and goodness are always present and can be uncovered right here, right now."
"Literally and metaphorically, voice is not located in the mouth or on the tongue where words are formed. Voice is deeper ... Where you find that meeting place, the home where heart and lungs gather, where breath meets blood, there you will find voice. When you find your way home, there you will find yourself, the unique gift that God has placed on this earth."
"In the whiteout of winter snows, the purple of the cabbage reminds us life is there if we look. Can we take time to find it?"
"What do you want to say to me about cultivating courageous hope today, God?"
"I believe that if we do not as a people say 'Enough!' now, we will regret it for years."
"With God's love, we will continue to live out the charism and mission of our founders and foundresses. We will continue to reach out to those in need, living out the Gospel message and bringing the light and love of Christ to the dark, pain-filled areas of our world today. It is a world that still needs us."
"Charism is always ripe but always in bloom again, always finished for one age and people but starting over again in another — charism is like every living thing."
"We are emissaries of the Prince of Peace, and we bear candles lit with his everlasting light."
"There are three urgent and indeed great problems that we face not only in the United States of America but all over the world today. That is the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war."