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Dorothy Day Letter Discovered in Ruma Archives

Although I’ve done my fair share of daydreaming about that great discovery, I also knew it would probably never happen, until that Thursday, November 16 when I was once again sorting through Sister Angelita Myerscough’s files. There it was, buried in a file of articles about Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker. It’s a 1938 handwritten letter from Dorothy Day to Angelita, carefully protected by a plastic sleeve. Angelita knew what she had, even as a first-year temporarily professed Adorer.

The Season of Harvest

Late summer and well into fall there is that experience of the abundance that comes with the season of harvest. Recently I have seen pictures of people sharing their harvest. Tables and chairs covered with tomatoes, peppers, and squash waiting to be shared! It is a beautiful sight, a wonderful reminder of abundance in our lives.

Grief and Loss

A year and a half ago, another sister and I developed a ministry program for the sisters at our Ruma convent that focused on our common experiences of loss and grief. Every five or six weeks, a small group of sisters comes together to share feelings and insights on a topic related to personal or communal loss, for example, at the death of a member of the Ruma local community.