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‘Time for togetherness’: National Black Sisters’ Conference celebrates 50 years, honors founder

The National Black Sisters’ Conference celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 1, 2018 by honoring its founder, Patricia Grey. Article originally published on Global Sisters Report. Born Patricia Muriel, she was refused admission into the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania, because she was black. When she joined the Pittsburgh chapter of the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1961,…

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“A Long Path to a Dream of Being a Nun”

Once denied because of her race, Sister Jannette decided to take vows after her children were grown By Clare Ansberry Originally published on November 17, 2015 – Wall Street Journal Jannette Marie Pruitt is a mother of three, grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of two, and one of two black Catholic nuns in the otherwise white…

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Wear God Out – In Prayer!!!

I have just finished reading Walter Brueggemann’s book Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out. In the first three chapters of this small volume Brueggemann guides the reader through the Hebrew Scriptures demonstrating how YHWH hears the groans of the people and commands prophets and psalmists to speak. The remainder of the book focuses on figures…

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