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Human Rights Day — Dec. 10, 2013

By Sister Donna Butler | December 10, 2013 |

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin knew the violation of human rights in an up close and personal way in her home country, France. The French Revolution was a time of great social and political upheaval to abolish the injustice of the feudal system and absolute monarchy. During this time Catholic churches and schools were closed. Despite some gains in human rights, the French Revolution failed to condemn slavery or to uphold the equality of women.

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All Saints Day

By Sister Donna Butler | November 1, 2012 |

All Saints Day By Sister Donna Butler In the shadow of death a cemetery was the place I called home. In that dwelling place of saints gone before us solitude and silence tasted like a banquet. Both my grandfather and my dad were superintendents of the Catholic cemetery in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Our house was…

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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.