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Everyday Redeeming Love: Caring for Creation

July 1, 2020

Caring for Creation The Muslim bowing five times daily, the Jew kissing the mantle of the Torah, the Hindu marking her forehead, the Catholic genuflecting before the tabernacle, the Sikh touching his head to the ground, and the Protestant raising up the holy writ. Such signs of reverence in the unique home of each of...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: Look at Him!

June 23, 2020

Look at Him!  Look closely at this powerful icon of Jesus falling under the crush of the Cross and hear his voice gasping, “I can’t breathe.” That is everyday redeeming love.  George Floyd is Jesus crushed and gasping. Not a symbol pointing to, but rather a reality, shared and sharing, Christ united and uniting this man’s suffering with...

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A Message of Hope from Sr. Anne Marie Haas: Don’t Stop Believing!

June 23, 2020

My Message of Hope is one that I received some years ago from a little four year old, afflicted with an inoperable brain tumor. The Sisters and I had the privilege of befriending “Sophie” who frequented our chapel with her little brother and family. Sophie loved the stained glass windows and always jumped into the...

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The Sisters of the Redeemer’s Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

June 18, 2020

Today, we enthusiastically celebrate the Supreme Court ruling against the attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. As Sisters of the Redeemer, we are dedicated to affirming the sacredness of all human life. We embrace our call to be a healing presence in the world, and faithful to our Charism, we...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor

June 10, 2020

The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor When words, like those above, entwine musical notes with scales climbing great depths, a heart cry unites human and divine longing. A black and white conversation, thousands of miles away, ten days after George Floyd’s deafening cry. Short, between strangers, at a stop light. In the pouring...

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The Sisters of the Redeemer Reflect on Racism in America

June 5, 2020

We have thought long and hard about what we wanted to say regarding the most recent tragedies that have resulted from systemic racism in our country. During this time, we listened. We prayed. We watched. We read and we prayed more. Before we shared our feelings and words with you, we wanted to make sure...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: Looking Through the Window 

May 29, 2020

I am walking through a so-called “changing” neighborhood and my eye catches a block-printed sign from inside a ranch house window: NOT MY SON. A jolt goes through me in the split-second of “Oh, I know what this means.” A glimpse into the window and the face and voice of the wringing heart-worry of every African...

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Hope: a Reflection from Sr. Katharina Pies

May 27, 2020

I see hope when I look into the eyes of my neighbor. I am greeted by one of the residents, “I missed you over the weekend” and by another “It is good to see you.” I am asked by one of the nurses, “Can you come with me and give me support?” I receive gratefulness...

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Hope Found in God’s Creation: a Reflection by Sr. Janet Wingert

May 20, 2020

St. Peter wrote “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.” The spring is filled with Paschal Mystery—the life, death, and resurrection of creation. I see new life in beautiful spring flowers and in the robin’s nest outside the Province Center filled with exquisite blue...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: Proclaiming Hope!

May 20, 2020

April 25, so can’t wait! Scheduled: 200 wedding guests, beautiful gowns and sharp-looking tuxes, a cathedral in Raleigh NC, an old brick, high-ceiling venue for the reception. Cancelled: all of the above. After “too old” protestations, even 92-year old great Aunt Helen from Quebec City was going to make the trek.  After some sadness and...

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