Submitted by Sister Kathy Long, O.P.
Going to North Dakota was a 15 hour journey by car from Waukegan. Peggy Ryan and I drove to Madison where we met Julie Schwab and three Dominicans from Adrian, Kathy Nolan, Marilyn Winter and Maureen Barzantni. Later in Bismarck we met with Evie Storto and Ceil Lavan, Dominican of Blauvelt. And the journey continues. For 9:00 p.m. evening prayer we began with ‘for our family at Standing Rock ‘ (prepared by Pace e Bene), “we pray for Our Sister Water who is our life. We pray for healing and safety of the Water Protectors . . .” In getting to know one another we shared why we answered the call to be there.