Jason Kissel speaks on God and the natural world
Jason Kissel, Executive Director of ACRES Land Trust, gave a presentation to Sisters and guests on Friday, April 24, at Saint Anne Communities at Victory Noll.
Jason's talk focused on the tiny details of God's work in nature, and how it relates to our own existence as children of God.
The Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters publicly commit to join the worldwide Catholic community in responding to Pope Francis’ urgent call to participate in a seven-year journey toward ecological sustainability whereby we address the climate crisis that threatens Our Common Home, the Earth, and its inhabitants, especially the most vulnerable. This commitment energizes the heart of our mission to stand with those on the margins and gives it a new focus for this critical time.
Throughout their history, Victory Noll Sisters have advocated for social justice in many ways. They have stood alongside marginalized people calling for equal rights, improved working conditions, fair treatment, and many other issues. In addition to having feet on the ground at the front lines, the Sisters have also used their voice in speaking out against injustice, and have held leaders to account for policies that are harmful to the most vulnerable populations. Their continued actions can be followed here.
As the OLVM Sisters age and the congregation grows smaller, their main ministry has become one of prayer and presence, with a focus on and support for those places, issues and concerns that have always been at the heart of our mission. They continue to follow the words of Father Sigstein, who said, “Always go to the poor first.”
Join with the Sisters and others with the weekly "Prayer for the World"
Part of the legacy plan of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters is how they share their abundant resources, and how they pass on their charism, mission and values through their corporate financial contributions. The Victory Noll Sisters have developed three main areas in which they will distribute these resources: Donations, Empowerment Grants, and Major Gifts.