INTERVIEW: Answering the call to serve, an interview with Sr. Callista Robinson, OSF of the National Black Sisters Conference

from the National Black Catholic Congress

CallistaRobinsonwebDuring the September visit of Pope Francis to the U.S., he retold the story of St. Katharine Drexel’s discourse with Pope Leo XIII wherein he asked: “What about you? What are you going to do?” With that in mind, it seems fitting that the National Black Catholic Congress should interview Sr. Callista Robinson about the organization she heads, the National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC). The membership of the NBSC, comprised of vowed Black Catholic Women Religious and Associates (lay women), is dedicated to their mission: to study, speak and act on issues that impact the social, educational, economic, and religious milieu of the Unites States and the world community (NBSC Mission Statement). In other words, on issues of social injustice and human dignity, these women don’t just talk, they do

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