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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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Newsletter – May 2020

May 6, 2020

Upcoming Events Currently our regular public events are on hold as the world experiences this Pandemic.  We look forward with hope to the time we can gather again to celebrate the gift of community and faith. Feast of the Redeemer – also known affectionately as Redeemer Day by our Congregation in Germany, Tanzania and the...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: Ramadan and Redeemer Ministry

April 28, 2020

National news heralding the Minneapolis story of Mayor Jacob Frey working with the Muslim community by issuing a noise permit to allow the 5-times daily call to prayer to be broadcast through speakers to thousands. In doing so, worshipers could be united safely through sound, if not by shared space. Passover, Easter and now Ramadan celebrating...

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Everyday Redeeming Love: A Little Less than Angels 

April 6, 2020

Some questions in life dizzy us like a “not-so-merry” go-round, making us sick with frustration, even anguish. Never more true than the why of human suffering. Beginning with an unintelligible birth cry of the first human being wiggling from the darkness of the womb, every person asks the why in cries, prayers and conversations, alone, with God, together. In...

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