Social Justice

Rooted in the Eucharist
Service to the Poor

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

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

“If there is any prejudice in the mind we must uproot it, or it will pull us down.” St. Katharine Drexel

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

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
Dr. Martin Luther King

On the Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6, 1985 Sister Mary Juliana, President of Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament signed a historic document “SHARE THE BREAD.”

Mission Statement…God calls us to be a sign in the world of the power of the Eucharist Christ

SBS Spirituality…we are called to renew our spirituality in view of our mission in today’s world

Evangelization…we are called to serve the poor, struggling with them for a more just society

Leadership and Self-Determination…we are called to intensify our support for the empowerment and self-determination of the peoples we serve

Racism…we are called to oppose all forms of racism

“SHARE THE BREAD” RACISM, a radical sin with roots in the human heart and pervasive in the history of the human family continues to confront us. (January 2021-as true as in 1985)

We understand racism to be a “system of individual and institutional attitudes, actions, policies and practices which subordinate people on the basis of race or color.” It differs from racial prejudice (unfavorable judgement towards another on the basis of a person’s race) in that it involves “having the power to carry out systemic discriminatory practices through the major institutions of our society.”

Sisters Against Trafficking Calls us to become more informed on the relationship between racism, economic injustice and militarism and to see their interconnectedness locally, nationally and globally. Click the links below to read more.

Social Justice Committee: Joyce Hadley, ASBS Chairperson; Sr. Jean Olmstead, SBS Leadership; Hilda Wltz, ASBS; Rosalind Pijeaux Hale, ASBS ; Madeline Tymes, ASBS; Ernest Tymes, ASBS; Sr. Geraldine Mikulec, SBS; Sr. Patricia Rogan,SBS; Sr. Margaret Sullivan, SBS; Sr. Patricia Downs, SBS