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What to pack for the journey

It was a powerful reflection writing what I would take and how I would say goodbye to those I loved.

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Rising to the Occasion

I think we will be different when this crisis is over.

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Butterflies for immigrant children in detention centers

We invite you to join us in the butterfly project

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Sister Helen Vinton brings hope in an unsteady environment

“Currently, climate change is the biggest threat to many Louisiana families, changing how and where they live and make a living,” says Sister Helen Vinton. Families in coastal Louisiana have suffered greatly.

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A New Advent Symbol

I love this new symbol of Advent!

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Crossing the Borders of our Hearts

While we may not be able physically to minister to the many families at the U.S border, we are not powerless

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Art, an enduring legacy at the Woods

On this particular day it was a painting done at Saint Mary of-the-Woods in 1898 by his grandmother, Mary Ray McCoy that brought Robert Kirkpatrick Jr., his brother, Jay and sister-in-law, Carole to visit for the first time.

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A front porch reflection

She had a very small house, but an extravagant heart

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Alaska holiday honors Elizabeth Peratrovich

They experienced discrimination against native indigenous people whose ancestors had lived there for thousands of years

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Intersectionality – what is it?

Today, even as random violence seems to become the norm in our country, there are some for whom violence and discrimination are nothing new. Whole classes of people face discrimination on a daily basis because of how their realities overlap: discrimination in housing, the workplace, our churches, our criminal justice system, health care, our immigration system.

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A new perspective on assisted living

“That the question of being in assisted living took me to a more profound level. Suddenly I realized that every one of us is in assisted living,” writes Sister Donna Butler

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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy: A Call to Action

These words are certainly true today as we address the issues of climate change and environmental racism

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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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