African women want to heal their continent of its many afflictions, but are beset by the cultural and religious practices that harm them and force them into the role of healer, even when they need healing themselves.
"I wondered if I was the only one in the room who felt like I was at worship. ... I wondered if anyone else noticed that we — poets and audience — were the body of Christ in communion with the great Creator."
As religious, some of us have huge institutions, plenty of houses, and any number of rules and regulations. But do we enjoy the spirit of true sharing in community?
When my piano teacher became pregnant, I had to switch teachers and locations. I traded an open, bright music house to the dark, dusty basement of a music store.
Community is a gift that continues to amaze (and challenge) me. How is it, I sometimes wonder, that God managed to break through my self-imposed barriers and brought me to this particular group of women seeking God's gift of peace, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace?
Mother Mary McGreevy is serving her second term as chairperson of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious. The major superior of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, McGreevy spoke with GSR about her life, her leadership style and the future of CMSWR.
In 1973, our congregation was invited to have sisters prepared to call Catholics who would come forward during a Billy Graham crusade. Through that experience, the Rev. Graham touched my life, and his organization taught me real-life lessons in ecumenism.
The Catholic Church has never opposed science, but then what prevents the church from embracing modern science? Pope Pius XII opened the door to evolution in his 1950 encyclical Humani generis, and Pope John Paul II spoke of the need to reconcile science and religion, saying they can mutually enrich one another.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - In this Random Nun Clip, we answer question from someone listening in from Malaysia, a person who has been thinking about becoming a sister for years.
Do we have eyes to see the sacredness of water? May we who have passed through the waters of baptism recognize that as our call to speak and work passionately so all in our global family may have clean water.