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"Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict. ~Kofi Annan "


Jubilee 2015, Reflection on the Readings, by Sister Carol J. Crater, SHF

Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time; Reflection on the Readings; by Sister Carol J. Crater, SHF

Click here to see information on the Papal Encyclical.

Encyclical Release Date:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Title of Encyclical:

“Praised Be: On the Care of Our Common Home.”

(This is from an interfaith group that always has great information on the issues of the environment. Great to see that they are looking forward to what the Pope will have to say.)

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery.

SHF is a member of this collaborative: www.sistersagainsttrafficking.org 

Petition to Fight child sex trafficking in the U.S.
You are invited to add your name to the petition to fight child sex trafficking by clicking on the link above.

Stop Trafficking! newsletter:
The June issue of Stop Trafficking! is now available at the following link:
This issue highlights the plight of thousands who seek employment only to be trapped in exploitative situations.


Women & Spirit California just launched is the "virtual museum" an online version of the photos, artifacts, videos and captions from the original exhibit. It can be found at http://womenandspiritcaliforniaonline.com/

There is also a traveling exhibit, which is suitable for display in churches, schools, hospitals and special events can be reserved at

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- Take a Virtual Tour of the SHF Motherhouse Grounds Here