MISSION AND MINISTRY | Every year, the LMU community comes together on March 19 to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph. This year, the CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice will present a staged reading of “Sisters of Peace,” a play written by Doris Baizley, LMU theatre faculty member. The play celebrates the lives of four biological sisters who are also Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul, and follows their path to activism and the challenges that followed.
The McDonald sisters, now aged 84 to 97 years old, are still strong activists at the heart of the Twin Cities’ peace and justice community.
There is no better example of “serving the dear neighbor without distinction” than fighting for social justice and no better way to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph. The performance will be: March 19, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. in the William H. Hannon Library’s Von der Ahe Family Suite. A reception will precede the perform from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Baizley reflects, “Working with the sisters and the actors in St. Paul, I never felt far from my colleagues at LMU or from the sisters [Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange] we interviewed for our oral history projects at the motherhouse in Orange. I believe that my work and friendships with the C.S.J. community in Southern California gave the play a deeper level of truth and understanding. Reading the play at LMU would be a ‘thank you’ to the community for its contribution to the play’s message of peace.”