Stories

Winter Forest and Inner Landscape

By Sr. Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys. 

I have been off chemotherapy now for almost two months and am beginning to have more energy. Recent blood tests revealed nothing; I’ll get results of a CT scan and MRI later in the month.

Grateful for a Parachute

By Sr. Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys. 


It’s now been a month since my last chemotherapy treatment and I am beginning to feel like my old self. This morning, I went for a walk and I could tell that I had energy for it.

Adorers Host Prison Justice Workers

By Julie Anderson

Is this shirt ok?  How long is the visit?  What will we talk about?  These were just a few of our questions as we prepared for a visit to Menard Correctional Center.

No one in our group, board members of Restore Justice Illinois, had ever visited a prison, certainly not a maximum-security prison, and everyone was nervous and apprehensive.

Restore Justice Illinois is working to change the laws that permit life without parole and other long sentences for young people convicted of crimes.

Precious Blood Ministry organized the trip so that the board could meet the people they are fighting for.

VIDEO: In remembrance of the Martyrs of Charity

On this day in 1992, two Adorers were killed by rebel forces on the road between Gardnersville and Barnersville, Liberia. They were two of five sisters serving in Liberia during the country’s Civil War. Three days later, the final three sisters would be shot outside of their convent.

After the recent death of Sister Toni Cusimano, letters were found in her possession that were some of the last letters received by the missionary sisters, sent in March 1992.

This week, on the anniversary of their death, we hear the echo of their voices and consider the ways we have been altered by the loss of these women.

Cancer and the Mystic Within

janisBy Sr. Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys. 

 

Last Friday, I attended a workshop entitled: “Surviving and Thriving with Pancreatic Cancer.”  This is a yearly event put on by Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in collaboration with the Cancer Support Community of Greater St.