Even though she disagreed with Thomas Aquinas at times I am sure she would have agreed with this quote of his shared from the book “However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis” by Annmarie Sanders. “St. Thomas Aquinas was so convinced about the necessity of acting upon one’s conscience that he insisted […]
Below is a link and parts of a beautiful reflection that Louise’s dear friend Deb gave at her memorial service back in April. She captured the heart and spirit of Louise that so many of us are going to miss. Louise Akers’s reflection On Wednesday evening, April 10, the Resurrection Community, a community led by […]
I am also a woman whose life has been grounded in faith, the Christian faith, through the Roman Catholic expression. My faith was strongly influenced by Irish tradition along with an ecumenical upbringing and interfaith friendships at a very early age. My mother was a primary influence in my life.
I love, support and cherish the part of Church that upholds the gospel mission & vision of Jesus. I reject the ‘power over’ patriarchal structure of those within the hierarchical institutional way of being church. I believe in the Vatican II Church that celebrates the people of God and seeks to be the Church in the […]
In her words… “Because of what happened with Pilarczyk, people frequently equate me with the issue of women in the Church, but I am not a one-issue person. For decades I have also been talking about poverty, racism, and war.” From the Sun Magazine interview with Louise
“As citizens in an increasingly pluralistic and polarized country, I believe we are challenged to create more effective approaches to wrestle with critical and complex issues. Creative responses require taking new paths, participating..
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Louise Akers who died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Mother Margaret Hall. Sisters, family and friends will greet guests in the Motherhouse Chapel Saturday, February 17 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
I, Louise Akers, am an educated white woman, a Sister of Charity, a World Citizen who lives an economically comfortable life in a world where at least two-thirds of the people are destitute. I live in an institutional Roman Catholic Church that is ruled by an exclusive male hierarchy that seems to have no limits […]
We have just experienced the swearing in of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Many of us are justifiably worried and/or fearful. Others have a sense of anticipation and excitement. As citizens in an increasingly pluralistic and polarized country, I believe we are challenged to create more effective approaches to wrestle with […]
When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and the princes …
July, 2015 WORLD CUP FOR US WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM! Celebrations, euphoria, infinite media coverage, a New York City ticker tape parade! Title IX, a significant event in the 70s that allowed and promoted girls’ and women’s sports to evolve just became a winner through the unbelievable victory of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team victory over […]
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”, 1858, Abraham Lincoln “This is our basic conclusion: Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal. . . This deepening racial division is not inevitable. The movement apart can be reversed. Choice is still possible. . . To pursue our present […]
Hello, All! Excuse my year long absence from my web site (due to health challenges) which I’ve now revised and updated. I believe it’s more succinct and more easily navigated. For those of you who are new participants I do hope you enjoy it and that it fuels your passion for justice work! Welcome. […]