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Initiated in 2003, the intercongregational retreat, Reconnecting the Journey, had a goal to provide space for sacred conversation that would allow the participants an opportunity to enter into the issue of racism. The program included opportunities to see how racism had manipulated the early history of all four congregations, as well as, a chance to reflect on personal racisms and racist practices that may still be alive within the congregations. The retreat grew out of a small committee of sisters from the four congregations who became convinced that addressing racism within their congregations would be most effective if small numbers of sisters gathered as they had and were able to engage in frank, open dialogue.

The Journey continues today as a reflective workshop usually held during the summer at the Motherhouse of the Oblate Sisters of Providence in Baltimore, MD.

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Standing on the Shoulders by Joyce Rouse (aka Earth Mama) used with permission.