Social Justice

Rooted in the Eucharist



Service to the Poor


Core Value of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and Associates of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

We live in solidarity with those who are denied full human dignity, praying for justice, acting justly, and addressing the causes and effects of justice.

Vision/Purpose - Motivated by our legacy of Gospel/Eucharistic community and apostolic living we envision a cooperative networking with others in our prayer and works addressing issues of racism, immigration, human trafficking, ecology, and other issues as they relate to our goal of Gospel/Eucharistic living.

“If we live the Gospel, we will be people of justice and our lives will bring the good news to the poor.”
Saint Katharine Drexel.


From: Elena Henderson
Date: 06/19/2017
Subject: Fwd: Unprecedented Meeting of World Faith Leaders to Take on Global Deforestation

Sr. Elena shared this information about the International Meeting on the concerns for the Rainforests.                       Sisters,

Thought you might want to know that the international religious world
leaders and indigenous peoples are gathering in Norway to work on global deforestation.

We may want to keep this meeting in our prayer…to hold them in a space

of compassion and those and who believe our environment is not a human or spiritual issue to be concerned about.

Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall in the case of tropical rainforests between 250 and 450 centimetres (98 and 177 in),[1] and definitions varying by region for temperate rainforests. The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth’s tropical rainforests.

Around 40% to 75% of all biotic species are indigenous to the rainforests.[2] It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered in tropical rainforests. Tropical rainforests have been called the “jewels of the Earth” and the “world’s largest pharmacy”, because over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered there.[3] Rainforests are also responsible for 28% of the world’s oxygen turnover, sometimes misnamed oxygen production,[4] processing it through photosynthesis from carbon dioxide and consuming it through respiration.

The undergrowth in some areas of a rainforest can be restricted by poor penetration of sunlight to ground level. If the leaf canopy is destroyed or thinned, the ground beneath is soon colonized by a dense, tangled growth of vines, shrubs and small trees, called a jungle. The term jungle is also sometimes applied to tropical rainforests generally.










Justice Committee Members:

Sr. Jean Olmstead, Joyce Hadley, ASBS, Hilda Wiltz, ASBS, Carole Blanks, ASBS, Sr. Zoe Brenner, Chairperson, Sr. Pat Downs

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