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There are many paths up the mountain, but all converge at the top. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." (both from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. )
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LCWR past president Sister Pat Farrell, amazing in her grounded, centered leadership in complicated times

LCWR past president Sister Pat Farrell, amazing in her grounded, centered leadership in complicated times

“We are all pencils in the hand of God writing love letters to the world.”  Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“We are all pencils in the hand of God writing love letters to the world.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD - I know her only through her books but wow, what a gifted and gifting person! Physician, therapist, true healer, she shares stories from her life that nudge and guide me toward Real Presence.

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD - I know her only through her books but wow, what a gifted and gifting person! Physician, therapist, true healer, she shares stories from her life that nudge and guide me toward Real Presence.

The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowd, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labour for marrying a Jewish woman.  We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was…

The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowd, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labour for marrying a Jewish woman. We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was…

She Would Not Be Silent, Ida B Wells  [b. 1862 - d. 1931]    Ida B Wells was in England in 1894 when she heard that white Southerners had put a black woman in San Antonio, Texas into a barrel with "nails driven through the sides and then rolled [it] down a hill until she died." The 31 year old Wells, a black Southerner, was seasoned to the widespread phenomenon of mob torture and murder that went by the shorthand "lynching"; in fact, she was abroad on a speaking tour denouncing it…

She Would Not Be Silent, Ida B Wells [b. 1862 - d. 1931] Ida B Wells was in England in 1894 when she heard that white Southerners had put a black woman in San Antonio, Texas into a barrel with "nails driven through the sides and then rolled [it] down a hill until she died." The 31 year old Wells, a black Southerner, was seasoned to the widespread phenomenon of mob torture and murder that went by the shorthand "lynching"; in fact, she was abroad on a speaking tour denouncing it…

6 year old Ruby Bridges was the first black child in the south to attend a white school after the forced integration following the landmark ruling of Brown Vs. The Board of Education.  A willing participant in her mother's decision that she would go and endure what was to be sure a very tough road in the name of helping forge the path of the civil rights movement, Ruby faced death threats and intense bullying with courage and grace.

6 year old Ruby Bridges was the first black child in the south to attend a white school after the forced integration following the landmark ruling of Brown Vs. The Board of Education. A willing participant in her mother's decision that she would go and endure what was to be sure a very tough road in the name of helping forge the path of the civil rights movement, Ruby faced death threats and intense bullying with courage and grace.

Oprah - an inspiration to me for her character, strength and soul. In her own words...  "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."

Oprah - an inspiration to me for her character, strength and soul. In her own words... "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."

With power and beauty, Corita Kent creates vibrant art to invite hope, peace, delight, and Spirit into so many lives, including mine.

With power and beauty, Corita Kent creates vibrant art to invite hope, peace, delight, and Spirit into so many lives, including mine.

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