Radio France Internationale’s Michel Arseneault talks to Sr. Barbara Hudock, U.S. Regional Leader of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, after Belgium indicted a former Liberian rebel, Martina Johnson, for alleged war crimes during Liberia’s civil war. Sr. Barbara talks about the Adorers’ relationship with Liberia’s people and the reconciliation and healing that unfolded after five Adorers were killed in Liberia more than two decades ago.
Frontline reports on the 1992 deaths of the Adorers’ five missionary sisters in Liberia in its segment about Firestone’s role in Liberia’s civil war.
Sister Rose McKeown created a labyrinth, or circular path for patients, staff and visitors to walk contemplatively at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, where she is a chaplain. “It’s just a metaphor of life’s journey,” she said. “It twists and turns, and in life we have twists and turns. It’s the one path that all human’s walk.”
Sister Regina Siegfried, a teacher and community leader in St. Louis, says her beloved Shaw neighborhood responded with kindness and love following the shooting death of a young black man, the latest in a string of such cases in a year of boiling racial tension.
In an exclusive interview with the public interest news site, ProPublica, Christopher Vambo takes some credit for the 1992 deaths of the Adorers’ five missionary sisters in Liberia. Vambo served as lieutenant to Charles Taylor during Liberia’s civil war. The case is still under investigation.
Young student violinists prepare for their annual concert at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis, Illinois, where former principal, Sister Janet McCann, launched the Education Through Music and the Arts program in 2004. The arts teach them discipline and focus, fill their spirits and help them succeed in many pursuits.
The New York Times, one of the first to report the deaths of five Adorers of the Blood of Christ in October 1992 in Liberia, got part of the story wrong. Four novices, technically, “aspirants,” witnessed the slayings but escaped to safety. The case has never been resolved.
Sister Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC discusses Heritage Month at Newman University, one of the Adorers’ sponsored ministries in Wichita, Kan.
Sister Margaret Knoeber, ASC, gets her due as a trailblazing “scholar, educator and lifelong learner” in a profile in the Fall 2014 issue of Newman University Magazine.
Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC inspires others with her blog about her journey with pancreatic cancer.