November 2, 2017, Seattle, Washington – Sister Judy Byron, OP, explains in a Global Sisters Report article the efforts of investors to make corporations aware of the need to take the human right for water into account in their decisions and practices. Sister Judy, Director of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment, notes the impact that several shareholders, such as religious communities, can have when they work together to call attention to social justice issues such as the human right to water. Read the Global Sisters Report article by Soli Salgado.
September 26, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Rose Celeste O’Connell, OP, has always been seen as a competent, hard-working Sister, from her years as a high school principal to more than 25 years as Secretary of the Adrian Dominican Congregation and, currently, as Director of the Office of Information for the Congregation. For years, she wore the dual hats of Secretary of the Congregation and Director of Information – a daunting load for most people.
But, before 1982, Sister Rose Celeste carried an added burden – unknown to most people – of addiction to alcohol. Since taking her last drink in 1982 and entering into recovery, she has trained to serve as a chaplain for people facing addictions, and currently leads an annual Serenity Retreat for Women at Weber Retreat Center in Adrian. Read Sister Rose Celeste’s story, as told in The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report by Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans. A related article tells of the addictions and other mental illness problems that women religious have faced and the recovery and treatment programs available to women religious and clergy.