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St. Mary's in Ecuador: February 16

February 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Our group was completed with Denise's arrival at around 4AM. Her flight had some difficulties, but Sister Annie was there to give her a warm Guayaquil welcome and a safe ride to the hotel.

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St. Mary's in Ecuador: Saturday

February 21, 2017 · No Comments

Today we went to the market in Otavalo! It was a scenic three hour drive from where we are staying, and along the way we saw some amazing sights.

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Catholic Schools Week 2017

January 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Catholic Schools: Communities of Knowledge, Faith and Service

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What Is Trafficking and What Can We Do?

January 11, 2017 · No Comments

January has once again been proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by President Obama. Also, at the end of December 2016, Pope Francis sent a letter to bishops about injustices regarding children including lack of education, malnutrition, sexual exploitation, and slave labor.

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2016 Ecuador Immersion Trip: Reflections about Damien House

May 02, 2016 · No Comments

The immersion participants share their thought on their experience in Guayaquil at Damien House.

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Immokalee Farmworker Immersion Trip Day 3

January 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

We set off for Arcadia under slate gray skies and a torrential downpour. Luckily, by early afternoon the clouds parted and we could enjoy the Florida sunshine, and the heartwarming hospitality and smiles of those who minister to Arcadia's poor and homeless.

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Human Trafficking Awareness

January 13, 2016 · No Comments

Even though the movement to end Human Trafficking struggles on all year, January is the time dedicated to focus on the issue.

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Nogales Immersion Experience day 3

November 20, 2015 · No Comments

Today's plan: slide show presentation on Catholic social teaching and the Church; visit San Xavier Mission; attend court in Tucson to observe "Operation Streamline," and visit Mariposa home for an authentic Honduran meal and conversation with the people there.

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Reflection on the UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

I was among the several thousand women, and some men allies, who massed in Times Square on International Women’s Day, March 8, in New York City.

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Exploring the Foundations of Modern-Day Racism & Impunity

December 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

As news continues to develop of the tragedies surrounding police brutality and the murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, I find myself at a loss much of the time. Where do I begin when it comes to standing in solidarity with communities of color whose pain I will never fully understand? What is the most effective way to get in tune with my sadness, dismay, and anger? How do I need to process my white privilege as it connects to this brutality? How am I to enter spaces of dialogue with people who wholeheartedly deny that these situations are riddled with individual and structural racism?

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