Beauty’s where you find it

THE HOPE, by Sister Jeanne Derer, FSM

In only its second year, the art exhibit featuring sisters and priests has become the favorite of Sister Glynis Mary McManamon, RGS, at Good Shepherd Gallery in Ferguson.

And it already has doubled in number of artists, from just seven last year to 15 for the show Sunday, May 7, through Thursday, May 25, at the gallery in Ferguson.

With the theme, "Beauty Will Save the World," the annual exhibit will feature 13 religious sisters and two priests from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, with eight artists joining seven returning from the "Laudato Si'" priest/religious show last year.

TWENTY SOMETHING | ‘Greater horizons’: Tending to each other and our common home

"One should leave a field better than you found it," an old farmer's saying went.

Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field's edge.

That counsel stuck with Sister Amy Hereford, CSJ, who grew up on a 10-acre farm in Missouri where sheep roamed and blackberries grew wild. She planted whatever vegetable seemed to be lacking.

Editorial | Encourage, engage and pray our way to more women religious.

St. Louis is losing an important ministry. On Aug. 24, the Little Sisters of the Poor announced they are leaving St. Louis after almost 150 years of serving the poor elderly. The reason? Too few sisters.

We've heard this before. Generations ago, many Catholic schools were run by a sister. Catholic health care ministries were run by religious, not corporations.

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