"Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do." —Dorothy Day
"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work." —Mother Teresa
To Simone, Megan, Tesa, Nora, Dianna, Madonna, Donna, Joan, Maureen, and Jeannine. If nuns ruled the world, I have no doubt it would be a fairer place.
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Profiles ten nuns and the causes to which they've dedicated their lives. Meet, for instance, Sister Simone Campbell, who traversed the United States challenging a Republican budget that threatened to severely undermine the well-being of poor Americans; Sister Megan Rice, who's willing to spend the rest of her life in prison if it helps eliminate nuclear weapons; and the inimitable Sister Jeannine Gramick, who's fighting for acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church.… (more)