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Sister Marianne Watts

Sister Marianne Watts
Dominican Sister of Hope Marianne Watts, OP earned her BA in English from the College of New Rochelle, her MA in English Literature from Catholic University, and her MLitt in The Novel from The Bread Loaf School of Middlebury College. After teaching English for many years and serving in substance abuse prevention programs for over ten years, Sister founded Maxtrain, a substance abuse counselor training program, at The Maxwell Institute in Tuckahoe NY. Since 1994, Sister has produced publications for St. John Chrysostom School in the Bronx, New York. “Changes” is her space for monthly insights on matters of religion, spirituality, and the world at large.

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8/29/17 4:05 PM

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How is hope, for you, tied to activism and justice? How are we, as individuals, called to preach peace and hope right now?

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7/25/16 2:05 PM

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In her recent article, Behold, the Body of Christ, SisterNancy Sylvester describes two images:  (1) a First Communion scene of happy 7- and 8-year-old girls and boys and (2) a TIME photo of 7- and 8-year-old girls and boys being used as Boko Haram suicide bombers (alongside their mothers, grandmothers and infant sisters...

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6/23/16 2:16 PM

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“Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not see it?” Isaiah 43:19

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5/23/16 6:02 PM

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Psalm 130   "I long for the Lord more than sentinels long for the dawn. "  Whenever I read the word sentinel or sentry, I imagine a geography of shadows in which a barely visible guard stands on what can only be called a battlement and watches the darkness for . . . what?  

 

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4/25/16 5:23 AM

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Church was . . .

 

In my childhood memories, “church” was identified by difference; if you belonged to this one, you didn’t belong to that one. There was something wrong about that one. Many years later, I learned that a church is not so much a building as a group of people, but the same distinction...

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