Rose Marie Berger (@RMBerger) is a Catholic poet, writer, and peace activist who has worked for social change movements for 40 years. She is poetry editor and senior editor for Sojourners, a magazine whose mission is to inspire hope and action by articulating the biblical call to social justice. Rose is active in the Watershed Discipleship movement and the global Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. She recently served as co-editor of Advancing Nonviolence and Just Peace in the Church and World. Her first collection of poems, Bending the Arch, was released in 2019. She is also author of Drawn By God: A History of the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries from 1967 to 1991 (with Sr. Janet Gottschalk, MMS, 2012), and Who Killed Donte Manning? The Story of an American Neighborhood. Rose has spent her life engaged in faith-based activism, advocacy journalism, and pastoral leadership. She currently serves on the board of the International Thomas Merton Society. Rose was born at 319.08 ppm CO2 and raised in Franciscan communities in the American River watershed on traditional Nisenan-Maidu territory. She lives in Sacramento, Calif., with her wife Heidi Thompson. []



September 19, 2021

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today, all of us are living in a Great Transformation. The old is falling away. A new center is emerging. Let us draw one another close and find new ways of building that put Jesus’ foundational people at our center.

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