Dear Holy Ones of The Spirit of Life, 

Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, prompts many religions to celebrate light.  Native Religions have celebrations with fire. The Hindus have Diwali, Jewish tradition celebrates Hanukkah, Christianity celebrates the coming of Jesus the light of the world.  As there is so much darkness around us, it is so important that we be bearers of light, of truth, of love, of peace.   We enclose this blessing from Jan Richardson to accompany you! 

6 September 2019

We, the undersigned Bishops of the International Circle of Roman Catholic Women Bishops express our anguish, sadness and incredulity at the current treatment of children at international borders of the United States. We speak out against any failure to provide adequate water, food, clothing, bedding and shelter to migrant children, against the separation of children from their parent/s, against the housing of children behind bars in facilities that are often former prisons, and against any failure to provide adequate care and supervision for these children. We see the treatment of children at international borders as a humanitarian crisis.