Cesar Chavez

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When I was director of the Hispanic Institute at Mundelein College, now part of Loyola University Chicago, Cesar visited us several times and participated in our liturgy.  One summer (1970, I think) I was in California and had the opportunity to picket with United Farm Workers.  Many of us sisters and others including Dorothy Day were arrested and jailed for several days.  This increased my appreciation for the Beatitudes “Blessed are the poor in spirit” and “Blessed are the peacemakers.”
Carol Frances Jegen, BVM