HOPE Winter 2024: Breaking Boundaries
As seen in HOPE:
Whenever Jesus crossed the cultural expectations of his time, healing happened. This is exactly what we are called to do today.
“I wanted to be a priest, but I knew I would be a sister,” she said. Priesthood for women was not an option. “You didn’t even talk about it,” she said.
In September, Stephanie Rivas became the newest woman to join Sisters of Providence. Being a risk taker and breaking boundaries is not new to Stephanie.
Humility calls us to embrace the entire human community without exception. Everyone deserves to be loved and respected. We are all siblings one to the other.
“The work of Justice, of promoting systemic change that protects planet Earth and promotes human rights, is essential to answering our call as Sisters of Providence.”
For many of us in recent years, our sense of “well-being” may feel fragile. It is exceedingly difficult to feel confident that “all will be well.”
Mother Theodore’s journey to sainthood began with a desire to serve God and others. She was able to push past physical constraints, lack of resources, race, gender, existing systems and other obstacles and do whatever possible to make a difference in the lives of those she encountered.
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