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Journals and Letters week 20: Drama with the bishop continues

By Sister Ann Casper | February 20, 2021 |

Just when we thought things were going well for Mother Theodore “Back Home in Indiana,” things turn sour again with the bishop. I cannot imagine living with that tense and volatile relationship day after day. It must have been disheartening to say the least!

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Ashes from the pandemic fire: a reflection for Ash Wednesday 2021

By Sister Marsha Speth | February 18, 2021 |

So here we are today with no ashes for our foreheads. Yet it does feel like we are holding a handful of ashes from this past year. We are holding what is left of our lives from this transformation by a pandemic fire. So, I’d like to have us take a moment of quiet to hold in our imaginations these ashes … the experiences of loss, of change, of challenge, of purification, whatever this year has been for you.

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Sigh … it’s Lent again

By Sister Ann Casper | February 17, 2021 |

I usually don’t mind the Lenten season; it’s just that I feel as if we’ve been “doing Lent” for the past year! Sigh!

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Farmers must power through whatever Mother Nature dishes out

By John-Michael Elmore | February 16, 2021 |

With the cold and snowy weather now upon us, raise your cup for all the farmers and workers who brave the elements this winter.

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Noticing human trafficking

By JoAnne Pounds | February 15, 2021 |

I learned some possible signs of persons who might be in danger: living with the employer, poor living conditions, multiple people in cramped spaces, inability to speak to the individual alone, answers appear to be scripted and rehearsed, the employer is holding identity documents, signs of physical abuse, being unpaid or paid very little.

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Journals and Letters week 19: Back home in Indiana

By Mary Riley | February 13, 2021 |

Mother Theodore finally arrives at her beloved Saint Mary-of-the-Woods after being separated for nearly a year.

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Permissive attitude toward racism inspires book club

By Sister Donna Butler | February 11, 2021 |

“Once you learn this information you cannot un-know it.” Both sisters have a better understanding of systemic racism. Both are motivated to pay better attention to the injustice in our legal and prison system. This experience compels them to acknowledge their own racism and what their part is in contributing to racism.

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Winter blues? Farmer Tara recommends a little friluftsliv!

By Tara Elmore | February 9, 2021 |

Norway has a word and cultural keystone called friluftsliv, which means “open air life.” It’s a celebrated tradition to dress for the weather.

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Our Letter to President Biden

By Sisters of Providence | February 7, 2021 |

‘We stand with you especially in your commitment to prioritize climate change solutions.’

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Journals and Letters week 18: New Orleans to Indiana

By Jeannie Smith | February 6, 2021 |

Her statement at that time is one we must take to heart still today: “These Americans, so proud of their liberty, thus make game of the liberty of others.” No slave markets today, no. Yet that legacy is still so evident in the systemic racism that tells a lie about “liberty and justice for all.”

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From us to you: Blessings to you for giving

By Diane Weidenbenner | February 5, 2021 |

Words cannot express how grateful we are for those who faithfully supported us in whatever ways they could.

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Patience: a poem

By Marci Alvis-Slinski | January 31, 2021 |

To practice Patience is to quiet the mind and the soul.
If Yoga and Tai Chi are meditations in motion,
then Fiber Art is minuscule movements and
tiny meditations in patience.

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