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Adrian Dominican Sisters Support LCWR Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Published 05/18/2022
Adrian Dominican Sisters Support LCWR Statement on Buffalo Shooting   May 18, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), we Adrian Dominican Sisters strongly support this statement deploring the racial hatred and gun violence that led to the devastating loss of life in Buffalo, New...

Joyful & Alive Conversation about religious life

Event date: June 7, 2022 at 8 pm ET
School Sisters of Notre Dame host online conversation about religious life (April 22, 2022) – The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) is hosting an online “Joyful & Alive Conversation” Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST). Single women ages 18-45 interested in how to discern God’s...

General Council of Adrian Dominican Sisters Respond in Grief to Mass Shooting

Published 05/17/2022
May 17, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – The following is a statement issued by the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in response to the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, 2022. Our hearts ache for our brothers and sisters in Buffalo, New York, in their immense and inconsolable loss of beautiful beloved family...

WHEATON FRANCISCAN SISTERS, DAUGHTERS OF THE SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY ANNOUNCE NEW CONGREGATION LEADERSHIP

Published 05/16/2022
The Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary from around the world elected a new leadership team. “Our hearts are filled with joy in making this announcement,” said Sister Melanie Paradis, Regional Directress for the Wheaton Franciscans, the United States region of this international congregation. Elected to serve...

Ten Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph celebrate Jubilees

Published 05/16/2022
80 years Sister Marie Julie Fecher ministered as a music instructor in Kentucky for almost 50 years. From 1976-94, she was a music instructor at Brescia College/University in Owensboro, Ky. 70 years Sister Eva Boone served as an educator for 23 years in Kentucky, Nebraska, Missouri and Indiana, then served in parish ministry for 14...

Perpetual Profession of Vows at Mount St. Scholastica

Published 05/16/2022
After being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a very special Eucharistic celebration took place in St. Scholastica Chapel at Mount St. Scholastica on Sunday, May 15. The perpetual profession of vows as a Benedictine for Sister Jennifer Halling had originally been planned for September, 2021. In order for Sister Jennifer’s family to attend,...

Ursulines of Louisville Communications Team win DeRose-Hinkhouse and Associated Church Press Awards

Published 05/13/2022
The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given annually by the Religion Communicators Council for excellence in religious communications and public relations. The following were announced as winning entries for work done in 2021 at the awards presentation on May 11: • The “Creation” Video Prayer...

Five Ursulines of Louisville Celebrate Jubilees

Published 05/13/2022
80 years Sister Shirley Ann Simmons, a native of Heartwell, Nebraska, taught for 55 years at Catholic parish grade schools in Louisville, and St. Elizabeth, where she served as principal. Sister Shirley also taught in Cumberland, Maryland and Omaha, Nebraska. She served as principal at St. Patrick school and St. Luke parish school in...

Celebrating 50 Years of House on the Hill

Published 05/12/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   For nearly 50 years, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, have been serving the children of farmworkers in Orange County. Located in Goshen, House on the Hill has served as an early childhood and migrant seasonal headstart center that provides education, family engagement,...

Precious Blood Sister Mūmbi Kīgūtha professes perpetual vows

Published 05/11/2022
DAYTON, Ohio — Sister Mūmbi Kīgūtha, CPPS, professed final vows as a member of the Sisters of the Precious Blood during a liturgy held April 23 at the chapel at Salem Heights, the religious community’s central house in Dayton. Several of Sister Mūmbi’s family and friends attended the ceremony and celebrations, as did Sisters from across the...

Centennial Colloquium seeks to take Benedictine tradition into the future

Event date: June 21-24, 2022
“Benedictine spirituality is the spirituality of the 21st century because it deals with the issues facing us now...its currency lies in the fact that Benedictine spirituality offers more a way of life and an attitude of mind than it does a set of religious prescriptions,” writes Sister Joan Chittister. The Benedictine women’s Federation of...

The Story of Susan's Place

Published 05/05/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP’s impact through her ministry on the most vulnerable communities in the Bronx and throughout New York City has been remarkable. In her ministry as Executive Director of Tolentine Zeiser Community Life Center, Sr. Maggie, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New...

Doctrine of Domination? Exploring the Doctrine of Discovery

Event date: May 11, 7PM, Eastern Time
Join in this interactive, one-hour, virtual workshop.  We'll experience brief historical overview of the Doctrine of Discovery and engage in small group reflective conversation before sharing insights in the large group.

S. Mary Anna Euring To Exhibit Asian Brush Painting

Published 04/24/2022
Sister Mary Anna Euring, OP, who grew up in Lynbrook, is having this solo exhibit of “On the Journey”, her Asian Brush paintings, at Melo Beauty Bar, 953 Franklin Avenue, Garden City starting in April 2022. Sister Mary Anna, an Amityville Dominican Sister for 65 years, is allocating all proceeds from her exhibit" to help support the...

How Sr. Alice Kirk Supports Educators

Published 04/21/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   When asked to sum up her ministry, Sr. Alice Kirk, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, believes her role with the Archdiocese of New York is one that supports educators. During a recent episode of the Hearts Afire Podcast, Sr. Alice shared, “I am supporting teachers in...

Sisters Release Earth Day Video Urging Environmental Justice for St. James Parish, LA

Published 04/20/2022
This Earth Day, the Sisters of St. Francis have released a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kT2tFEOWcA) to amplify the voices of Rise St. James – a faith-based grassroots organization that is fighting for environmental justice as it works to defeat the proliferation of petrochemical industries in St. James Parish, Louisiana....

New Hearts Afire Podcast Available

Published 04/14/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   On April 13th, Sr. Monica Paul Fraser, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, joined the Hearts Afire Podcast to discuss Holy Week and the Easter season.   To watch and listen to Sr. Monica, click on one of the links below. YouTube - https://buff.ly/37CUCQ2 Apple...

Learn what it means to be a Providence Associate at virtual event

Event date: 7-8:30 p.m., EDT, April 28
Are you seeking more? Are you searching for a spiritual community? If so, perhaps the Providence Associate relationship with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, is the perfect fit for you! Plan on joining Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence for the upcoming virtual “Come and See” opportunity. The event...

Surprise Celebration for Sr. Carmel Earls

Published 04/13/2022
On February 27, Sr. Carmel Earls, who resides in our Franciscan House in Lucan, Ireland, but ministers in Neilstown Parish, was honored for 30 years of outstanding service to the parish and people of Neilstown. The surprise celebration was organized by the parish staff and the pastor, Father Hugh Cavanaugh, amid great efforts to keep the event...

Webinar to address concerns of parents of new entrants

Event date: April 21, 7pm CT
"Addressing parental concerns: wisdom and advice" is the topic of a webinar on April 21 at 7 p.m. CT. Two young religious and two parents will discuss the questions, concerns, and emotions that parents experience when a child enters religious life.  The 1-hour program will consist of four short presentations followed by live Q&A....

Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery celebrate 75 years

Published 04/07/2022
On March 24, 2022, the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, North Dakota, celebrated the 75th anniversary of their establishment as an independent monastic community in the Diocese of Bismarck.  In 1944, 140 members of St. Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota, volunteered to be the founding members of the new...

Sisters of the Divine Savior Elects New Leadership Team

Published 04/07/2022
The Sisters of the Divine Savior in attendance at the USA Provincial Chapter, April 4-8, 2022, are pleased to announce the results of their elections. The following Sisters will serve on the Provincialate for the 2022-2025 term which begins on June 26, 2022. Provincial: Sister Jean Schafer, SDS Vicaress: Sister Mary Lee Grady...

Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Elects New Leadership

Published 04/07/2022
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Elects New Leadership The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) held their 19th Community Chapter in late February. The Chapter, convened every six years, meets to elect community leadership and promote the spiritual and apostolic vitality of the community. The Chapter theme, “Now, with God’s grace,”...

The Story of Paradise Housing

Published 04/07/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   The most vulnerable populations in New York City, including individuals living with AIDS and HIV, are often overlooked and forgotten about in our society. When the AIDS epidemic hit New York City in the 1980s, many people became sick and tragically died. For Sr. Maggie McDermott, OP, a...

Transformative Education: Around the Globe

Event date: May 3, 2022 at 8 pm ET
The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) present “Living our Call as SSND: Transformative Education, Part 3 – Around the Globe” Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST). This third of a three-part online series is intended for women ages 18-45 to learn more about SSND and their ministry as an...

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