"In Solidarity"

Reflection by Sr. Annette Figueiredo, PBVM

In anticipation of the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita the group, “Bridge of Light: Human Trafficking toHuman Triumph” (a part of the St. Irenaeus Health Ministry, Cypress, CA ), had its annual Solidarity Walk and Prayer Vigil to honor victims and survivors of Human Trafficking.

"Leave No Trace"

Reflection by Maurice Lange

Maurice was walking by this lovely scene. What he found on the ground brought back childhood memories…and…also evoked some serious introspection. 

SDG Goals 2023

Advent Reflections by Maurice Lange

Read this year’s Advent Reflections on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by clicking the corresponding buttons below.

"What is the Work of Justice Now?"

Reflection by Maurice Lange

It is “Transformative Justice” — that is to say transforming the consciousness of the community. And the predominate consciousness or paradigm in the West is that “everything is separate.”

"Can We Provide Better for Our Children?"

Reflection by Maurice Lange

Do you remember yucky school lunches? I do. “Mystery meat” we called the main course. Fortunately, now in some schools, children love their lunches because they grew them. 

"Let us Evoke Human Decency and Compassion"

Reflection by Maurice Lange

A recent game showed us the possibility and depths of human decency…can we summon such compassion for an ultimate sign of our times?

"SDG Goals"

Reflection by Maurice Lange

Advent Reflection on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

"Presentation Day connects to the Cosmos"

Reflection by Maurice Lange

As we celebrate Presentation Day, November 21st, we find that this day can speak to us in many ways…

"May We Humbly and Heartfully Hear"

Reflection by Maurice Lange

During the upcoming Season of Creation we are called to “listen to the voice of Creation.” How does true listening challenge our Western mindset?

"Profound Need of the Human Soul"

Reflection by Maurice Lange, Photo Credits: Phil Coleman

There is a “profound need of the human soul” to have a color-filled, radiant, diverse, lovely and verdant planet. 

A Cure for Short-Sightedness

Reflection by Maurice Lange, Photo Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA and STScl

Let our constrained vision be expanded by both Indigenous wisdom and the latest deep-time photographs from space. 

Thoughts on "Life" by Maurice Lange

Let’s not reduce the term “life” into soundbites but expand our sense of life into a holistic, interdependent and lived-out worldview.

LCWR "Imagining Justice" Gathering

“Imaging Justice” is a LCWR workshop attended by members and justice promoters. Our Director of Peace and Justice, Maurice Lange, recently attended this workshop and wrote an article on his experience. 

Creating an Ecological Economy
by Maurice Lange

“We work for the transformation of unjust systems, the integrity of creation and the flourishing of humanity and Earth.” (Our Way of Life C9)

The Gift of Conversation in Justice Ministry

During this time of physical distancing, isn’t it especially good to have a meaningful conversation with someone? Maurice Lange, the newly-hired Director of the Justice and Peace Office, facilitated eleven very meaningful conversations with small groups of Presentation Sisters and Friends of Nano (FON). 

Justice in Action

Minerva Briones, on behalf of the United Methodist Women National Office, presented Sister Sharon Altendorf with a Special Mission Recognition pin and certificate. It was given in recognition of her “gift for ministries with women, children and youth.” 

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign begins on November 25, 2018, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on December 10, 2018, Human Rights Day.

The 16-Day Campaign opposing violence against women is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at an international, national and local level to make women and children safe from abuse.

Anti- Human Trafficking

As Presentation Sisters we keep the Catholic Social Teaching at the heart of our mission. All people are made in the image and likeness of God and deserve unconditional love and respect. We advocate for protection of all people, and pray for all those impacted by human trafficking, as well as for the end of human trafficking. The U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) put together a Newsletter promoting Awareness, Advocacy and Action, click HERE to read more.