Jan Cebula, OSF, is a liaison for Global Sisters Report to women religious and organizations in the United States. She is a Sister of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa. She previously ministered as president of her congregation, a legal aid attorney and educator.

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Global Sisters Report: Giving thanks for 2015

Preview: This past year Global Sisters Report columnists helped remind us of what is important, which is a blessing in our fast-paced world.

GSR looks back on 2014

Global Sisters Report: At year’s end, we at GSR pause for our own gratitude review of the sister columnists who gave generously of themselves.

Seeds of transformation: effects of the apostolic visitation

I still remember the shock I felt when reading an email that was forwarded to me on Jan. 30, 2009. I was the president of my community at the time. The email reported that a press release announcing the apostolic visitation of communities of women religious in the U.S. had just been issued. I didn't really know for certain what an apostolic visitation was or the ramifications of this announcement, but I sensed it was an ominous message.

Perspective

Nuns on the Bus tour continues to rally the '100 percent' to vote

"There is an urgent need for people to reclaim our democracy. Simply put, it is being threatened by big money," Sr. Simone Campbell said.