Take the time to give thanks

60 years of fidelity to God! What a joy it was for the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Segonzac and Jonzac, their associates and the parish assembly, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Sister Marie-Yvonne Tendron on Sunday October 25, 2020. 60 years of faithfulness to God in the service of others, spending 37 of them in Africa.  And working devotedly with her sisters in the Segonzac parish for the last 10 years! As she said modestly in her word of thanks, she is…

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Reflections on racism

Recently I read an article on “white privilege” which is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as the “inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice.”  As I read the article, several memories darted through my mind like sparks. My friend Dominga, whose family migrated from Texas to Michigan to pick crops, told me of "colored water.” Her parents told her that she could drink from that water and not the other, both were…

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If you love Aquatria

*31 Sisters of the Sacred Heart live in the Aquatria residence If you love Aquatria Wash your hands If you love Aquatria Wash your hands If you love Aquatria Wash your hands and tomorrow We will once again shake hands. If you love Aquatria Out you must not go If you love Aquatria Out you must not go If you love Aquatria Don't go outside and you will see Together we will find a way out. If you love Aquatria Don't stick together If you love Aquatria…

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“My Psalm 117”

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, His faithful love endures forever. Let those who fear the Lord say, Let all the inhabitants of the earth say, Let the community of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus say, His faithful love endures forever. I have been shaken up in my routines, Disoriented as to what to do, Confined to my apartment. But I don't let myself be discouraged, The Lord is at my side. His faithful love endures forever. I go to the…

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