Many of the liturgical readings for Advent are taken from the book of Isaiah. The poet within the book offers us a vision of leadership that is timeless, transformative and prophetic.
Horizons - In our culture, the anticipation of Advent can be drowned out by the sheer volume of Christmas decorations already on display. It can be difficult to ground and center oneself in Advent in the midst of it all, and yet that is the invitation of these next four weeks.
Indian Sr. Leema Rose heads the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan. She spoke to GSR about keeping the institution going and dealing with clan division in the midst of a four-year civil war.
When I said, "I'm Sister Angela," she let out the biggest yell. "Sister Angela! Sister Angela!" Little did I know that my trip to New Mexico would include this Spirit-led adventure.
The Life - New roles. Social analysis. Diversification. Growth and decline. Collaboration. Freedom. Widened horizons. The Life panelists discuss the creative ways the ministries of their congregations are evolving and how they are moving to ministries of presence, empowerment and systemic change — yet in all their ministries, they see the persistence of their charism.
Advent is a time of waiting. It is a time when Christians throughout the world remember that the hope Jesus brought us for a world marked by love, forgiveness, unity and equality is being fulfilled but is not yet.
While the gifts we receive are many and varied, the more we practice thanksgiving, the more we find that part and parcel to the gifts we receive is the gift of gratitude itself.
Sr. Kathleen Schipani launched an app that teaches the American Sign Language for words commonly used in Christian life. She spoke with Global Sisters Report about why the app was necessary.
Notes from the Field - The Día de los Muertos celebrations I experienced at Beatitude House touched me deeply, especially given the recent passing of a wonderful person I met at the Dorothy Day House in Youngstown.
Horizons - On a recent trip for a friend's first vow ceremony, we sat around the night before in a mixed group of sisters and friends talking about the vows. I teased now-vowed Presentation Sr. Mary Therese "MT" Krueger with the question, "What's your favorite vow?" and it soon became obvious that some around the table were unclear what these mysterious vows were all about.