Miriam Therese Winter, a Medical Mission Sister, is professor of liturgy, worship and spirituality at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn. She is the author of 15 books, including Paradoxology, The Singer and the Song and The Gospel According to Mary. She is the composer of 15 recordings, including the gold record album "Joy is Like the Rain." She has served the poor on three continents and is a popular speaker in the United States, Canada and Australia.

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Holy biscuits in Ethiopia

It was barely midday, and I was already exhausted. We had set up this makeshift feeding center in Ethiopia for victims of a devastating famine, and they now blanketed the room. Women cradling emaciated children pressed against one another, as each claimed a coveted piece of that hard mud floor.