The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

by Melannie Svoboda SND on June 30, 2014

While in Alabama a few weeks ago, I went to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute with one of the Benedictine Sisters, Sr. Madeline. Notice, the building is not called a museum although it chronicles the Civil Rights struggle through pictures, film, and artifacts. It’s called an institute since it links the struggle for equality in Birmingham to movements for […]

Read More

A Reflection on Freedom

by Melannie Svoboda SND on July 2, 2012

What is freedom? I like this definition: “Freedom is nothing else than the chance to be better.”   Why did God give us the gift of freedom? Only for this: to love. We might think, “I want to be free to do what I want to do.” Yes, but we are truly free only if […]

Read More