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The Sisters of the Redeemer Mourn Sr. Barbara Deitrich

July 25, 2020

Sr. Barbara Mary Deitrich, 72, a Sister of the Redeemer who was called by God to be a healing presence in a hurting world, died July 22, 2020. Sr. Barbara was born and raised in Pottsville, Pa. and was the daughter of the late John and Julia Deitrich and the beloved and devoted sister of...

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Sisters of the Redeemer Transition Religious Sponsorship of Holy Redeemer Health System to Newly-Formed Redeemer Ministries

July 21, 2020

The Sisters of the Redeemer announced that they have taken a significant step forward to ensure that Holy Redeemer Health System will maintain its Catholic identity well into the future. They have officially transitioned their sponsor role of the Health System to a new sponsor officially erected by the Vatican, called Redeemer Ministries. This move...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: Beholding, not Backing Off

July 15, 2020

Beholding, not Backing Off Lots of walking. Lots of people walking.  Out into the open air. Walking, my eyes look to the right at the boats of all sizes gently rocking in the marina with lovely names, calligraphies on the stern: Tranquility, Restful Breezes, La Belle Rousse. And then a jolt as eyes landing on...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: Heaven on Earth

July 9, 2020

Heaven on Earth I lift my eyes to the mountains, from whence shall come my help? No, this prayer not originating in the 2020 captivity of this pandemic, nor the conquest of the twitter untruths, nor the destruction of social media tribal gatherings. What does the prayer of Psalm 121 see when eyes are lifted?...

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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: Seeing the Unseen

June 18, 2020

A lit candle, a glass of wine, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata softly playing, feet up, head back, soul quieting.  Is God here? A house burnt to the ground, shattered glass and debris, daylight reality, feet like cement, head down, soul crying. Was God there? Mary knows both. Simple joy and unbelievable horror. Noticing God in both....

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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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