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Climate Crises and Climate Injustice

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | September 14, 2017 |

(Note: This blog was co-authored by Justice Coordinating Commission’s Climate Change Task Force members Sister Ellen Cunningham and Jeanne Rewa) Over the past few weeks, communities around the United States and the world have been devastated by extreme weather events. Record-breaking hurricanes, including Irma and Harvey, have battered our southern coasts and the Caribbean, while…

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A review of ‘Active Hope’

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | November 28, 2016 |

I highly recommend this book to anyone involved in work for justice and particularly eco-justice

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Mercy in Islam

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | April 19, 2016 |

In this small glimpse of mercy in Islam, we reflect the hope of Pope Francis that this Jubilee year will “foster an encounter,” “open us to even more fervent dialogue” and “eliminate every form of closed-mindedness” toward Islam, Judaism, and “other noble religious traditions.” Inshallah! (God willing!)

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin quotations on mercy

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | April 13, 2016 |

“… Be assured that in leaving the past to the mercy of God and the future to (God’s) Providence, you will derive from your offering very great peace and very great consolation.”

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November 24, 2013: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | November 21, 2013 |

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wine they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.” Above him there was an inscription…

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November 17, 2013: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | November 14, 2013 |

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here– the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And…

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November 10, 2013: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | November 7, 2013 |

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married…

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November 3, 2013: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | October 31, 2013 |

At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So…

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April 28, 2013: 5th Sunday of Easter

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | April 25, 2013 |

Jesus said to his disciples, “My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one…

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April 21, 2013: 4th Sunday of Easter

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | April 18, 2013 |

Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s…

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April 14, 2013: 3rd Sunday of Easter

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | April 11, 2013 |

At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We…

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April 7, 2013: 2nd Sunday of Easter

By Sister Ellen Cunningham | April 4, 2013 |

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Thomas, one of…

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Sister Ellen Cunningham entered the Congregation in 1959. She has ministered as a high school teacher in English, French, chemistry and religion. For 38 years she ministered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) teaching mathematics, which included 12 years as a department chair. Since her retirement in 2012, Sister Ellen has volunteered at SMWC in the alumni relations office.

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