Sr. Brittany Harrison, a Salesian Sister of St. John Bosco, is a regular contributor to Relevant Radio's "Morning Air" show, where she discusses youth culture, social media and Salesian spirituality. She spoke with GSR about internet evangelism and how women religious can connect with young people.
Today, as our Society of the Sacred Heart congregation re-shape relationships among provinces, the sisters throughout North and South America are united in one region, named for Philippine Duchesne. This is in spite of the fact that friendship among the members of these provinces suffered through the political tensions of the 20th century.
A mother of two and grandmother of four, St. Joseph Sr. Suzanne Herder had a winding journey in religious life before she recently was elected to the St. Paul Province of St. Joseph of Carondelet's leadership team.
Inviting others to join them via live social media, up to 20 people, including five sisters, will ride bicycles Oct. 2 from Pennsylvania to Ontario, arriving at the Communicators for Women Religious conference.
GSR Today - For too long, habited nuns have been used in media as quaint, and frequently infantilized, curiosities. At the same time, sisters who wear secular clothing go unnoticed and largely unappreciated.
We need to open ourselves to the full range of human ingenuity and seek new roads in religious life, while continuing to ride the road we're on that won't change: loving and serving those whom Jesus loved.
The Life - Openness to cultures. Psychological shifts. Economic differences. Succession planning. Forgiveness. This month our sister-panelists from all over the world speculate on the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing demographics of religious life, as the shift from global North to South becomes more evident. They addressed this question: What challenges and opportunities do you see as leadership shifts from the global North to the global South?
National Catholic Sisters Week and its sibling program, SisterStory, are now joined by an effort to engage young Latina women, a diocesan outreach program, and a curriculum-development project under one U.S. umbrella, the National Catholic Sisters Project.
"I believe everyone has a unique vocation, and I enjoy helping people find what that is," says Sr. Sharon Dillon of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. Dillon spoke with Global Sisters Report about her vision for the organization became executive director of in June, and how her past ministries inform her work.
Refugees and asylum-seekers seeking entry in the United States face separate, extensive processes that last years. Refugees are sent to a host country after extensive, multi-year vetting by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees that begins once they've left their homes and registered as refugees. Those who do not register cannot be resettled.
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