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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

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A New Day: Feast of St. Agnes

January 21, 2021
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

St. Agnes

As I write this early on this feast, the sun is shining and there is not a cloud to be seen in the sky over Fond du Lac. What a wonderful gift for the celebration of the feast of our patron, St. Agnes!

The overcast days of the past many weeks appeared to mimic our nation's darkness due to the relentless, death-dealing pandemic, the descent into economic crisis, the manifestations of deep-rooted racism, the precarious future of our planet, the divisions in our nation, and the horrific attack on our national capital.

The brightness of this new day, following yesterday's new beginning for our country, is a sign to me of a better time to come. In hope I renew in my commitment to do my part to dispel darkness and create a more loving, just, and peaceful world.

Amanda Gorman's poem, read at yesterday's inauguration, leaves us all with the challenge BE light.

When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it
If only we're brave enough to be it.


Sister Ruth Battaglia CSA

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