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Stockton Event: Who Is My Neighbor?

First, they addressed Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si,” which called for taking care of the poor and the needy and the earth.

Then, they shared the story of pilgrimage through first-person accounts of nuns in their 60s, 70s and 80s hiking the “Camino de Santiago” in France and Spain.

Now , the Stockton-based nuns of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael present their third annual spiritual/theological discussion with “Who is My Neighbor: Stories of Journeys From Exclusion to Inclusion.” The free event is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at O’Connor Woods, 3400 Wagner Heights Road, Stockton.

“The sisters were talking about what we might have for a program, and the question came up, ‘why are we so divided?’” said sister Abby Newton, the vice president of mission integration and spiritual care at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and the event organizer. “As we worked at that, maybe the more precise and better question became who is my neighbor?”

(continue reading this article at   http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20180405/who-is-my-neighbor-program-by-stockton-based-nuns-looks-at-power-of-story-to-teach )

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