Grail GA members join Occupy Cincinnati

On Thursday afternoon, about 10 Grail GA participants piled into cars to visit Occupy Cincinnati.  The group, modeled on Occupy Wall Street, has been dislodged from their overnight occupation, and have been moving from plaza to plaza in the daytime.  In a drenching...

Soweto, South Africa, written by Becky Hill

In addition to the amazing IGA meeting itself, I found the visit we made to the Skills Development Co-Operative in Soweto (South West Township) in Johannesburg , South Africa, a very moving experience. Winding our way through the maze of corrugated iron shacks that...

Check out the International Grail!

The Grail’s 2011 International Assembly has ended, but if you still want to see pictures and read about what happened daily you can follow this link.  http://www.thegrail.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=118&Itemid=137

Saturday at the IGA – Reflections by Lucy Jones

For more information about the IGA and insight into what the Grail is doing internationally, check out our Facebook page or the international website, www.thegrail.org! For the weekend we were not in session but had special events planned. On Saturday we went to the...

Living Grail: Joyce Asfour

The normal hustle and bustle that marks any day at home was apparent when I stopped for a visit at Joyce Asfour’s house. I just missed a birthday party.  There is a garden out back, the basement is full of boxes, and the kitchen reminded me of my own, with calendars...

To Read Thomas Berry, Start Here

Another excellent blog post from Grail member Marian Ronan.  To read more visit http://marianronan.wordpress.com/.  In the 1970s, I lived for a number of years with twenty-five or so other women in a Catholic feminist community on an organic farm outside Cincinnati,...

The Grail Center at Cornwall-on-Hudson

“Through time, experience, and personal commitment, the bonds of community deepen and widen, and the culture we create together grows richer, sustaining not only the work that we do, but also the reality of who we are.”  Sharon Thomson    Community...

Living Grail: Bernice Belair Sisson

“I guess you can say I was at the right place at the right time,” Bernice Belair Sisson said, recalling how she started her work as an advocate for battered women in the early 1970’s. No laws had been created yet to address the issues of domestic abuse and almost no...

Why Women Walk, by Marian Ronan

To read more from Grail member, Marian Ronan, visit  http://marianronan.wordpress.com Let me begin by saying that I am a serious walker. One of the (many) reasons I love New York City is because it’s such a fabulous place to walk. Not that I am an Olympic,...

The New Grail Website

Welcome to the new U.S. Grail website!  We wanted to create a dynamic website that would be exciting to visit, easy to navigate, and inspiring to all who visit.  You will find everything from the old site on the new site.  And we have added a few different features...

Streams of Living Water Beside the Pilgrim’s Path

This Year’s Grail Retreat in Sobrado, Spain Karen O’Brien This past May, Judith Blackburn and I were fortunate to be able to attend the Grail retreat held at the Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria in Sobrado, Spain. An ongoing collaboration between the Swedish and...