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April 2021

Through the Portal Together: A Kairos Moment

by Jane Herb, IHM -- LCWR President-Elect

As I sit down to write this reflection, it is almost one year ago that the COVID pandemic was upon us and we were staying safe at home. And then, in May, the murder of George Floyd brought us face-to-face with the pandemic of racism.

Recently, during an evening of reflection in my local community, the leader referenced a quote of Barbara Holmes, the author of Race and the Cosmos: “As I considered it, I knew that the truth of the matter was that we were living within an old story, and a new story needed to be told, but we didn’t have the language for it.” In her book, Holmes explores the way we re-imagine how we find meaning and dream of a community-called-beloved. Now, LCWR’s commitment to “A Spirit Call within a Call” to address systemic racism is leading us to the truth of an old story as we are seeking a new story of reparation and inclusiveness. (To continue reading, download the PDF below)

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