Here's a link to a promo for this week's "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah's interview with spiritual luminaries. Latest on her list is Sr. Joan Chittister, member of the Erie Benedictines, author and NCR columnist.
Global Sisters Report: The snow began falling steadily just before prayers Monday morning, and Tuesday, we awoke to a world completely covered in white.
Watching the parade of stars and agents and handlers pass her by, she wondered if anyone would stop and talk to her.
"Who expects to see a nun there?" she figured.
Global Sisters Report: A new blog brings you stories, notes and thoughts about women religious doing good work in Africa.
Eco Catholic: "She befriended and defended the farmers, the forest and all its wildlife because ... they [are] an expression and reflection of the Holy One."
In the 10 years since U.S.-born Sr. Dorothy Stang was killed by ranchers in the Amazon, the risks have not decreased, said one of the coordinators of the Brazilian bishops' Pastoral Land Commission.
Antonio Canuto, one of the commission's coordinators, said although the 73-year-old nun's assassination in Anapu brought awareness of the plight of the peasants with whom she worked, this has not been enough to decrease impunity in the region.
"The reality continues the same as it was when Sister Dorothy was alive," Canuto said.
Global Sisters Report: In makeshift refugee camps where Iraqi Christians shelter in Erbil, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena are trying to make life work.
One day, I had a conversation with a psychologist friend. We talked about what we hear from our clients. When I said, "I try to listen to clients attentively, including to their nonverbal cues," he responded, "Actually, I pay more attention to what is unsaid because that could have a deeper meaning." His statement reminded me of a Koan of Zen masters, which states that "music is created not by sound, but by the space between music codes," which emphasizes the power of not.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: "We seem to have bought into a thesis that morality is only a personal or interpersonal matter; business knows best for all the rest."
Global Sisters Report: At GSR, we don't just write about sisters. The other aspect of GSR is providing a place for sisters themselves to speak.