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School Sisters of Notre Dame host online conversation about religious life

Event date: October 20, 2022
The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) is hosting an online “Joyful & Alive Conversation” Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST). Single women ages 18-45 interested in how to discover God’s will for their life and/or who are curious about religious life are invited to attend and...

Linger Over Breakfast-with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Event date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
 Linger Over Breakfast-Kansas City From Trauma to Transformation with Journey to New Life Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) with Rose McLarney, CSJ, Founder & Board Member, and Susie Roling, Director of Operations Avila University, Whitfield Center Our friends from Journey to New Life...

Young adults invited to monthly online evening prayer

Event date: Fourth Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST
The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) invites young adults ages 18 and older to a monthly online evening prayer on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST) via Zoom. The remaining dates for evening prayer during 2022 will be September 27, October 25, November 22 and December 20. More information and...

RFC Seeks Program Recruiter for Compromiso de Vida Program

Published 09/13/2022
The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) in Chicago is looking for a Program Recruiter for its Compromiso de Vida program. This is a paid, contractual ministerial position beginning November 1, 2022, and concluding June 30, 2023. The position is remote and can be done from anywhere in the U.S.A.  Compromiso de Vida is designed from...

Uncorked!

Published 08/29/2022
Everyone’s favorite fall tradition is back in-person! Uncorked! returns to St. Louis and Kansas City. Enjoy wine, hors d’ oeuvres, dessert and live entertainment. Learn pairings and tasting from expert sommeliers. A special highlight for Kansas City guests – Kansas City whiskeys, and performances with St. Therese Little Flower Gospel Choir....

Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph publish history of their community

Published 08/23/2022
After five years in the making, “Hope and Firm Faith: The Story of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph,” is available for purchase. This book brings to life the amazing women who have served God’s people since arriving at Maple Mount, Ky., in 1874. Readers will learn how the Ursuline Sisters operated Mount Saint Joseph Academy for...

2022 Angeline Award Winners Selected

Published 08/17/2022
Congratulations to our 2022 Angeline Award Recipients! Congratulations to Carmen de la Cuba Laurel of Carmen de la Legua, Peru, and Joy Green of Cumberland, Maryland, our two Angeline Award winners. This year’s nominees were exemplary and made our nominations committee job very challenging. We chose two women for 2022 only, as we have not...

Sister Nancy Bauer installed as president of the Monastic Congregation of Saint Benedict

Published 08/09/2022
Sister Nancy Bauer (pictured left) of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., was installed as president of the Monastic Congregation of Saint Benedict, formerly the Federation of Saint Benedict, on Sunday, July 24. She will serve for a six-year term. She follows Sister Kerry O’Reilly, also of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, who served as...

Twin Celebration: 150th anniversary of the FMA Institute and Perpetual Profession Shillong Province

Event date: 6 August 2022
The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Shillong Province celebrated the 150 years of the foundation of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) on 6 August 2022 at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Shillong. Marking this beautiful event 16 Sisters made their Perpetual Profession offering their life as permanent members of...

Celebrating 25 Years: Hélène Mercier, OSB

Published 07/28/2022
Sister Hélène Mercier is celebrating 25 years of monastic life at Saint Benedict’s Monastery. The public is invited to join us in celebrating this milestone on Sunday, July 31. Eucharist will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel, and there will be a reception from 2–4 p.m. in the Gathering Place. If you are unable to join us in...

Saint Benedict’s Monastery to hold two vocation discernment retreats

Published 07/28/2022
Single women are invited to attend a weekend of self-discovery and vocation discernment at Saint Benedict’s Monastery. During two separate Come and Be Discernment Retreats, participants will learn and discover some of the Benedictine and Christian values that shape the monastic community, listen to personal reflections to help them understand...

Celebrating milestones

Published 07/25/2022
Five Sisters of the Precious Blood recently celebrated milestone anniversaries of entrance into the Congregation: Sister Mary Garascia 60 years Sister Carolyn Hoying 60 years Sister Nancy Kinross 60 years Sister Marie Kopin 60 years Sister Rosemary Laux 80 years All the Sisters were recognized at a Mass and banquet July 3 at Salem...

Benedictine Sister Ephrem Hollermann Publishes New Book on Benedictine History

Published 06/30/2022
Sister Ephrem Hollermann recently published a new book titled Like a Mustard Seed: A History of the First Benedictine Women’s Monastery in North America. It is available for purchase in Whitby Gift Shop at Saint Benedict's Monastery's Art and Heritage Place or online. S. Ephrem provided a short description of the book and...

Rule of Benedict Scroll to Be Displayed at Saint Benedict's Monastery

Published 06/30/2022
In 2020, Richard Bresnahan, pottery director at Saint John’s University (SJU), Collegeville, Minn., and Mary Bruno, local artist and owner of Bruno Press, St. Joseph, Minn., embarked on a nine-month-long collaboration to produce a letterpress-printed scroll of the Rule of St. Benedict that measures 32’ long and contains 36...

Catching up with Dominican Associate Angela Belsole and the Songcatchers

Published 06/29/2022
Amityville Dominican Associate Angela Belsole has been involved with a not-for-profit called Songcatchers for more than two decades! She is currently the interim director of the program. The organization provides affordable access to music education and enrichment for families in New Rochelle, NY. Most recently, she, her son Christopher and...

Juneteeth/World Refugee Day Remembered By Dominican Sisters

Published 06/29/2022
More than 30 participants braved a very cold and windy evening to pray and commemorate World Refugee Day and Juneteenth at an event sponsored by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville at Queen of the Rosary Motherhouse in Amityville. At the event, there were special speakers including the Leadership Team’s executive assistant Candace...

Religious Formation Conference Seeks New Executive Director

Published 06/23/2022
The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) seeks its next Executive Director to lead the National Office. Full-time position to begin January 1, 2023. Intention is to fill the position by early fall of 2022. The Conference is an animating resource for initial and ongoing formation in religious life on a local, national, and global level...

Federation of St. Scholastica Celebrates 100 Years

Published 06/22/2022
Benedictine Sisters from 17 monasteries across the United States and Mexico gathered at Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas, from June 15-19 for the Federation of St. Scholastica Chapter. Besides the Sisters conducting their regular meeting, held every four years, to discuss matters of concern, plan for the future, and elect new leaders...

Three New Associates Join Amityville Dominicans -- All Men!

Published 06/13/2022
   For the first time ever,  the new class of associates of the Sisters of St. Dominican of Amityville -- were all men!   Three men were welcomed into this new membership at a special Associate Bonding and Renewal Ceremony for the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville held at Sunday Vespers on June 5, 2022 at...

Sisters of the Holy Cross Celebrate Jubilee Anniversaries

Published 06/07/2022
MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release:  June 7, 2022 Sisters of the Holy Cross celebrate jubilee anniversaries Notre Dame, Ind. – Five Sisters of the Holy Cross will celebrate their jubilee years of consecrated life during a virtual ceremony on July 16, 2022. One sister is celebrating 50 years since her initial profession, and four...

Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph elect new leaders

Published 06/06/2022
The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph elected four Sisters to lead them during the next four years, including two who have previously served in office. Sister Sharon Sullivan was elected congregational leader, a position she filled from 2010-16. Sister Sharon is celebrating her 40th year as an Ursuline Sister, with most of her time in...

Cathy McCann on the Blauvelt Dominican Associate Program

Published 06/02/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   For 21 years, Cathy McCann has been a Blauvelt Dominican Associate. On the most recent episode of the Hearts Afire Podcast, she reflected on what the program means to her and its connection with the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York. She explained, “It’s a way of us being a...

June 11, 2022, Has been Proclaimed Wheaton Franciscan Day

Event date: June 11, 2022
The Wheaton Franciscans, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, an international congregation of women religious, are hosting a Celebration of Presence in recognition of their 75th year of presence in Wheaton, Illinois, and their 150th year of presence in the United States. The Celebration of Presence will take place on Saturday,...

Adrian Dominican Sisters Call for Reasonable Gun Laws in Wake of School Shooting in Texas

Published 05/25/2022
May 25, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following statement, calling for common sense gun safety laws in the wake of the May 24, 2022, mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas – the third mass shooting in 10 days.  Our hearts are broken and enraged that another...

May 1930: Sisters Celebrate Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians

Published 05/25/2022
By Katie Mahon, Communications Manager   1930 was a difficult time for the United States as it marked the beginning of the Great Depression, which would lead to an unemployment rate of over 24.5%. Even with the turmoil during that time, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, managed to reach a milestone. In May...

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