Revival compels Sisters to act
Sister Tess Browne gifted Sisters Ann Whittaker and Anne Marie O’Shea by inviting them to the Revival for a Moral Revolution. All seats were taken so they were welcomed into an overflow room that provided live-streaming of the event. Sister Anne Marie says, “I left this event with renewed energy, courage, and hope. The sung refrain that stayed with me and continues to sustain me is: “My sister, my brother, my community is struggling. It has gone on far too long. I will be silent no more!” It has become her mantra, her imperative to act.
Ann Whittaker recalls the years she worked in Roxbury, Massachusetts in the 1970s. At that time the high rate of poverty, red-lining, poor school system, inadequate health care, high incarceration of black youth, and unemployment were major issues to be faced. At the Revival, she heard the same issues raised in the testimonies given by black and immigrant individuals. This is a harsh and painful reality. Sisters are motivated and compelled to act, to speak, and to vote for justice! Watch the Boston revival, here.