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Membership: Wearing Our Pins

Reavis.Mollie-021911By Mollie Reavis, SNJM

When I read Laura’s reflection last week, I was struck by the important role our SNJM pins played in the story. It was because the Sisters in Seattle and those in Spokane wore their pins/medallions that the young women knew they were members of the SNJM community.

And these young women were attracted to this community. They pursued the connection, and came to participate in a familiar ritual in a new place. And there they found even more Sisters with whom they had something in common!

My hope is that we will proclaim – by pins or other means – that we are members of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and invite people to join us for what they are seeking: prayer and community life.

Suggested reading: “A Hunger for Depth” by Elizabeth E. Evans, National Catholic Reporter, Feb. 12-25, 2016, Religious Life, page 1a. Special section content from the print edition does not appear online.)