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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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Laudato Si’ Week: Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter

May 18, 2020

This week, Catholics around the world are celebrating the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home—the first papal letter focused entirely on the Catholic Church’s teachings on the environment and human ecology. In his invitation for all to take part in Laudato Si’ Week, Pope Francis...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: A Reflection for Your Next Sunrise

May 12, 2020

People strolling through neighborhoods to find a way out of the maze of claustrophobia in our collective self-isolation, social distancing, sheltering in place. To paraphrase the psalmist, people are desperate to live, breathe and have their being during this coronavirus time. A long walk and eyes stopping short.  In the middle of the meticulously manicured garden a...

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Death and New Life – God’s Paschal Mystery is Giving me Hope, a Reflection by Sr. Katharina Pies

May 12, 2020

Working as a chaplain at a nursing home during a pandemic is challenging. My residents are not able to see their family and friends. As much as FaceTime is a blessing during this time, it is the human touch that is missing. I realize nothing is more needed than a hug, a handshake, and a...

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