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Sister Donna Butler

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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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Celebrating Labor Day from a ‘different perspective’

Thoughts were different this year

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Water Poem

With great delight I will ripple and flow

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Reflecting on the amazing life of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN: Martyr of the Amazon

Sisters offer perspective after attending one-woman play

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What are you reading these days?

Check out Mary’s Pence 2015 ‘Summer Reading List’

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Promoting justice through ‘Corporate Responsibility’

We strive to invest our corporate money in a socially responsible manner in order to have a positive impact on the planet and on humanity.

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Understanding life on death row

“My heart ached for this man …”

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Dandelion Prayer

Unwelcomed Save by children, Dandelion, I declare you Patron flower Of prophets. Who would Believe such power Lies within The beauty Of your soft Geometric fluff Posed to take A ride On the wind And land in Uninvited places?

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Compost Time

I’m throwing the unwanted scraps of my life here into the compost bin trusting that God can take what seems so useless and, amazingly, transform it into rich, dark soil so the seeds of my future may be lured into vibrant life again. (This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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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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