Tuesday, November 03, 2009

SBS Death Makes No Sense At All

I'm proud to work at Xavier University of Louisiana, a school founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. I've been very inspired by the work of the Sisters over the past 8 years that I've been at Xavier. This past weekend, for the first time in the history of their order, one of the sisters, Marguerite Bartz, was murdered in Gallup, New Mexico. My friend and colleague Sr. Mary Ann mentioned today that the order has a 118 year history of taking their important mission to some very violent neighborhoods in America, but nothing like this has ever happened. There are very few details about the crime at this moment. I shake my head in disbelief at this senseless tragedy.

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