June 2020

Monthly e-newsletter giving witness to our Precious Blood Spirituality,
grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel values

Sr. Donna
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Sr. Donna
teaching with Zoom
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Letter from Guatemala:
Sharing our Precious Blood spirituality as we shelter in place

“Life as usual” in Guatemala came to a halt in mid-March when the first citizen with coronavirus arrived back in the country after visiting Italy. The next day, all shopping malls, eat-in restaurants, schools, universities and nonessential businesses were closed. Read More

Precious Blood Spirituality:
A framework for adaptation

Precious Blood Spirituality is a way of living through the ups and downs of any life situation. I have found this is no less true when living through a pandemic! It’s human and it’s natural that conflicting feelings and emotions arise whenever there is a change in a familiar pattern of behavior. Disruption of these familiar patterns leads to disruption in relationships, routines, dreams or goals. Disruption is the dying part of Precious Blood Spirituality. However, disruption doesn’t have to end in death.

It is also natural that conflictual feelings cause humans to tap into their capacity for resilience. We have the ability to adapt to new patterns, even if such new patterns are not desirable yet necessary. Read More

Teaching during the pandemic

When schools closed in Ohio at the end of the day on Friday, March 13, I really had no idea what was going on or the extent to which it was happening. It was a mad rush to prepare a packet of work for my students in Mother Brunner Catholic elementary school to take home for however many days we supposed school would be closed. As days turned into weeks and then months, home life as well as work life changed.

Our small household community prayer life has become extended and unrestricted due to schedules. Read More

Sister Donna Liette:
How the cry of the Precious Blood called her to Chicago

The Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) was founded in 2002 and offers a variety of programs and ministries in the arts and culture, education, restorative initiatives and workforce development, in the heart of Chicago’s south side neighborhoods. A number of religious men and women serve as staff, volunteers, and members of the board of directors, including our Sisters Carolyn Hoying as volunteer and master gardener, Patty Kremer as a member of the board of directors and Donna Liette as family program coordinator. Read More

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