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Faces of the Children

Written in response to the death of Shaylyn Ammerman

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Poetry can tickle a funny bone!

‘The skirt and the jacket were parted one day …’

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River of Grace

Let us gather up the tears of all times, all nations,
all peoples, all children to form a river of grace
to moisten, saturate, drench the hardness of hearts of stone
turning them into hearts of flesh, into the heart of the God of Providence.…

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Poem: Human Violence

Tragic legacy
pervasive pattern repeating
itself through the ages
a rippling effect on relationship
at every level …

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Celebrating National Poetry Month!

Poetry is no stranger to courage when providing social critique that pierces complacency and challenges the status quo

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Spring

‘bird choirs perform’

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Farmworkers, consumers declare national boycott of Wendy’s

The Fair Food Campaign is a highly respected, well monitored program

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International Women’s Day, March 8

How do I keep hope alive?

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Fair Food Campaign: The Super Bowl of Workers’ Rights

As a consumer, you have a powerful voice

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Saving the Seeds: A Matter of Justice

“What a treasure of God’s creation to hold sacred … to protect

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A Tree in Winter

In the wintertime of my soul barren branches stand stark clothed in heaviness of ice bestowed by winter night storm. But then comes morning lavishing warm, bright sun on my hard-stiff self revealing resplendent prisms glistening grace-fullness untold beauty hidden in the night. I bask long in this Light holding on so tenaciously, to this…

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Advent Poem

ADVENT journey down through the centuries of people seeking God to become flesh in their lives journey of people in high places journey of the lowly and the simple journey of Mary and Joseph journey of the wise ones journey of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin journey of people we have known and loved family members,…

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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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