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Common Venture Volunteers Reflect On The Experience

Common Venture Volunteers Reflect on the Experience

By Sister Michelle Balek, OSFNever underestimate the power of a shared service experience! This summer we’ve had 26 individuals give volunteer service in seven different sites across the country.  But…

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The Common Good And The Global Commons

The Common Good and the Global Commons

By Sister Michelle Balek, OSF for The WitnessWhen you hear the word “environment” what image comes to mind? Snow-capped mountains? A pristine lake? Perhaps a cool, green forest? A vast…

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Sisters Host Care Of Creation Day

Sisters Host Care of Creation Day

By Sister Shell Balek, OSF “One hundred and fifty years ago, 85% of Iowa’s land was prairie,” explained Dr. Brian Hazlett, Director of the Center for Prairie Studies at Briar…

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