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December 2018

Living the Questions

by Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ -- LCWR President-Elect

Living the questions. It is what I find myself doing these days. No matter if I’m attending a regional LCWR meeting or LCWR board meeting, being an observer at the USCCB assembly, or engaging in dialogue with sisters in my own congregation, questions abound. Questions about our “life” as women religious,  questions about nationalism, racism, polarization, climate change, immigration and migration, just to name a few, occupy my prayers, thoughts, conversations, and dreams.

In times like these, I find myself seeking solitude to quiet the gale-force winds that swirl about, turning gently to God who holds all. In coming to the quiet I can slow the pace, allow the faces of the women, children, and men coming from Honduras, to float into my consciousness. These images are juxtaposed with the images of barbed wire and troops at our border. My inner quiet is touched by the dusty, gritty determination of the people seeking refuge, a new home -- safety.  (To continue reading, download the newsletter below)

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