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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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Journals and Letters week 17: Mother Theodore’s own words

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 30, 2021 |

Yet, no matter how frightening the weather or terrifying an incident, Mother Theodore could and did pray.

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Journals and Letters week 16: Welcome support

By Sister Ann Casper | January 23, 2021 |

Our present benefactors mirror these early supporters of our mission — a caring woman, a priest, two prominent businessmen — all in their own way enabling the mission and moving it forward by their talents and contributions.

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White Violet Center interns: Meet the fabulous four!

By Sister Mary Montgomery | January 20, 2021 |

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice recently welcomed two new interns to our program. Meet them and our two seasoned interns.

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Journals and Letters week 15: Stuck in New Orleans

By Mary Riley | January 16, 2021 |

From her sickbed Mother Theodore still had to keep watch over what was going on back at the Woods. While she was away Bishop de la Hailandière had created havoc for the community, demanding that he be obeyed despite legitimate objections to his requests.

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