Associates

Earth Day Haiku

We believe Earth Day is everyday. Though the festivities of this week are behind us, one of our Adorer Associates Sue Scott Dolan shares three reflections on the earth in haiku form.

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plants lull on the sill

reviving to Mozart’s airs

sacred life restored

 

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stately soundless trees

nurturing plants by root grid

silently sustain

 

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plant mysteries thrill

scientists note brainpower

God’s beaming design

 

Tiny Sr. DeeDee: Little Girl with Big Plans

A little girl with big plans for her life can’t wait to join the Adorers’ Junior Associates, a group of 28 young people that Sr. Cecilia Hellmann helped create three years ago. She is also determined to become an Adorer, and who knows what else. She is thinking about asking Pope Francis why women can’t be bishops or a pope.

Diana “DeeDee” Barragan, who recently turned nine, is the daughter of Adorer Associate Lucia Barragan, who works with Sr. Cecilia in Hispanic ministry in the Belleville, Ill., diocese, and Adorer Associate candidate Eduardo Barragan. Her two older brothers,