By Judith Best
Global Sisters Report
April 19, 2021
During this pandemic in which — at the time of this writing in late June — more than 124,000 Americans had died of COVID-19, seven School Sisters of Notre Dame met for a five-day retreat. We reflected on the vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, meditating on the relationship of religion and evolution.
Spending time on the banks of the Mississippi, we let our bioregion “direct” us, honoring Native Americans buried here, awed by the 325 species of birds that make the Mississippi their major flyway, and praising our Creator for the exquisite beauty of spring.