Where Dorothy is Planted

Four years ago after Notre Dame Sister Dorothy Stang was murdered by hired gunmen on a lonely road in the Amazon rainforest, Marlene DeNardo was invited by the Sisters in Brazil to spend a study week with their novices and younger Brazilian Sisters. The invitation was a welcome one for Marlene, who, as an SNDdeN,

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Slow Down…

by Sr. Kay McMullen, SNDdeN Slow down Stop the hurry. Be still and quiet so the words that tiptoe along the edge, that pause just beyond the horizon of thought, can find you and you can hear them when they tap-tap at the door of your heart.

Just Around the Bend

Just Around the Bend

Photo and text by Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SNDdeN Just around the bend is how each new day begins. In many ways we are simply on a path Cleared and opened by those who are ahead. What grace there is in appreciating them And hoping someone knows how we were Part of the road makers

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I Am the Way

by Kay McMullen, SNDdeN I am the way. I am the temple’s veil split open into uncharted wilderness. Water is wine now. The crippled limb is whole and the poor own the Kingdom. I am the empty tomb where failures are broken apart and your sorrows split open into resurrection and life.,

Could It Be?

By Sr. Kay McMullen, SNDdeN Could it be enough to stop the doing? Could it be enough only to take time to sit here? Could it be enough to stop and sit here to watch a bird to learn to see a tree? Could it be enough just to say thanks?

Yes

by Kay McMullen, SNDdeN With Mary, I say “yes.” (Luke 1:26-28) The light is pale, gray. Wind tosses the branches of the redwoods up the hill. Here, more protected, the oaks are quiet until a stirring, then calm again. Everything–wet, green and gray but sweet with the scent of rain. For a moment I know

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Longing to Break Out

Longing to Break Out

Photo and text by Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SNDdeN Zoos are not places I like to visit. Over the years it has dawned on me that not all zoos have fences and cages and we wild people are often in the crowd. But a friend needed pictures for her art work and we went to

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Meet Sister Edna Maier

Meet Sister Edna Maier

Sr. Edna Maier, SNDdeN has found many opportunities to serve God’s people by “getting off the bus.” She got off the bus of eight years of teaching high school math to follow the call to teach math at Norfolk State University, a predominately black college, which lasted seven years. This brought her to a new

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