By: Jason Songe, Seminarian, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Dr. Jennifer Miller is currently on a year-long sabbatical from Notre Dame Seminary. She is traveling the world researching for her upcoming book on the theology of masculinity and femininity. Below are two galleries. The first is from her trip to three different reservations, including the Pine Ridge (South Dakota), Northern Cheyenne (Montana) and Crow (Montana) reservations. She was accompanied by seminarian David Bailey. The second is from her Mexico trip with Tanya Cenac, administrative coordinator for lay programs at NDS.
Check out Dr. Miller’s blog posts about her research here and donate to her project here.
Dr. Miller with Teanna Limpy, first female director of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office, a department entrusted with safeguarding cultural resources located on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and ancestral lands of the Cheyenne people.
Dr. Miller with David Bailey
Dr. Miller and David visited the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre, where they prayed for the lives lost.
Wounded Knee, Pt. 2
Wounded Knee, Pt. 3. Prayer ribbons are tied to a fence, sometimes with tobacco inside. Similar to our prayer candles. Native Americans make a sacrifice or offer up a prayer in commemoration.
Dr. Miller presented the check from the NDS art show to the Red Cloud Indian School, who are K-12 and offer college scholarships. They are Jesuit and teach Catholic catechesis, gen. ed, and Lakota language and culture.
Dr. Miller gave a talk on sex trafficking and how she is helping survivors in New Orleans. She spoke at The Montana Native Women’s Coalition Conference in Montana.
Nick Nappier picked Dr. Miller and David up in Dallas.
Tepeyac, where Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego.
Tepeyac, pt.2. Site of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego
Xochimilco, pt. 1. This is reminiscent of the Aztecs’ way of life when Mexico City was their capital.
Xochimilco, pt. 2
Xochimilco, pt. 3
Taken at the home of the Oblatas, where Dr. Miller and Tanya stayed while in Mexico City. Their congregation is dedicated to serving the priesthood. Deacon Aristeo Berrum made the arrangements for them to stay.
Dr. Miller with Juan Andres Mercado, a Philosophy professor at Pontificia Università della Santa Croce.
About the Author: Jason Songe, Seminarian, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Jason is a seminarian in First Theology.
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