Tracey Horan is a member of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Her first deep conversation with this community occurred in a melon patch during her time as an intern at the Sisters' White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She now lives in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, working in her new ministry as education coordinator for the Kino Border Initiative.

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5 things to love about Mexico and its paradoxical, enriching embrace

Horizons: Amid the reality of devastating violence, Mexicans still treasure the richness of the place they call home. The more I integrate into the life here, the more I can appreciate why.


Beyond fear: Befriending the saguaro

Young Voices: In my first solo hike during a retreat at the Desert House of Prayer in Arizona, I noticed that an uneasiness hampered my normally rapid pace. So many spiky things lined the narrow path.


On US-Mexico border, there's danger of growing accustomed to injustice

Young Voices: As I walked away from the checkpoint shaking my head about the abuse of power and lack of human compassion I had just witnessed, I realized that no one around me had seemed as bothered. This is normal here.

Celebrating 8th Day Center for Justice

Global Sisters Report: "What has been, will be again." The words of Sr. Kathleen Desautels at the closing celebration of the 8th Day Center for Justice in Chicago reminded me that when things end, it's not really an ending by an evolution.