“Navigating the Road Ahead,” the final episode of “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate,” aired on 3 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 9, during Catholic Sisters Week. Host Charish Badzinski led a conversation with Sisters Sherri Coleman, FSM; LaDonna Manternach, BVM and Anna Marie Reha, SSND on how the intersectionality of racism, migration and climate affects a myriad of issues facing us today. The hour-long program focused on what has been gleaned from our series of conversations over the past 12 months and suggestions for continuing the conversation in 2022 and beyond.
Sister Sherri Coleman, FSM
Sister Sherri Coleman, FSM, has been a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary for 42 years. Her education includes undergraduate and master’s degrees in Communications from Saint Louis University. Prior to her election to FSM leadership in 2001, Sister Sherri spent over 15 years in hospital public relations. She is currently in the third year of a four-year leadership term.
Sister LaDonna Manternach, BVM
Sister LaDonna Manternach, BVM is president of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, Iowa, and a member of LCWR Region X. She entered the BVM congregation in 1984. Sister LaDonna received her master’s degree in music education and doctoral degree of musical arts in vocal performance, and much of her ministry as a BVM has been devoted to music—initially as an elementary school music teacher. Sister LaDonna served as music teacher, assistant professor of music, chair of the music department, and in campus/youth ministry at Clarke University in Dubuque. She has been a member of the BVM leadership team since 2016.
Sister Anna Marie Reha, SSND
Sister Anna Marie Reha is a provincial councilor of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province in St. Louis, Missouri. She entered the SSND in Mankato, Minnesota, and professed first vows in 1983. Sister Anna Marie received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and earned her Master of Divinity degree from Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. Sister Anna Marie has ministered in formal education, served as a parish administrator in the Diocese of San Marcos, Guatemala, and was the diocesan director of Hispanic/Latino ministry in the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, until becoming a member of the provincial council leadership team in 2015.