Vocations

Adorers and the Sanctuary Movement

By Sr. Kate Reid, ASC

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the Sanctuary Movement in the St. Louis area.  Since we Adorers declared ourselves to be sanctuary for Guatemalan and Salvadoran refugees in 1985 and supported the ministry in St. Louis with donations and people, we were asked to participate in the anniversary celebration in March that was sponsored by Interfaith Committee on Latin America.

Sanctuary movement march in Washington D.C. September 29, 1986.  In the picture are ASCs Annette Embrich, Kate Reid, Kris Schrader and Anna Marie, CSJ.
I was invited to be part of the panel of presenters who discussed how the Sanctuary Movement developed in those years. I talked about the Adorers’ year-long corporate discernment process that resulted in a strong vote of support for our declaring sanctuary.

Sister Elizabeth Kolmer Receives Honor

elizabethkolmerSister Elizabeth Kolmer, ASC has been honored by the Jesuit parish in St. Louis she has called home since 1959.

Sister Elizabeth was recognized with the Bronsgeest Award for her dedication to the work of Saint Francis Xavier (College) Church, specifically in the areas of liturgy and social outreach.

Sister Elizabeth began volunteering at the College Church in 2004 after a 40-year career teaching and building the American Studies Department at Saint Louis University. Her doctorate is in America’s social and intellectual history.

She works with clients,