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Poem: Human Violence

Tragic legacy
pervasive pattern repeating
itself through the ages
a rippling effect on relationship
at every level
power over/against
desecrating human dignity
defiantly destroying creation
violence literally
in the water we drink.

And God said
“Whom shall I send?

(Originally published in the Spring 2016 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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Sister Donna Butler

Sister Donna Butler has been a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for more than 60 years. Sister Donna has served in elementary education, parish ministry, diocesan social justice, as well as the Congregation’s liturgy office, archives department and social justice outreach. She also administered as the director of the Providence Volunteer Ministry. Sister Donna currently volunteers in outreach with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students.

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