June 2023

Lindenwood Retreat and Conference center has several offerings this month of june!

June 11th- 16th Preached Retreat with Fr. Jim Farrell and Fr. Jerry Schweitzer: See the Gospels in a new light, and let The Word come alive for you anew! Come and join Fr. Jim Farrell for days of prayer and reflection, on Scripture Stories and their intersection with the stories of our live. Fr. Schweitzer will join to assist with Adoration and Confession.

Published 05/30/2023 - 11:38


May 7, 2023

Jubilarians Shatter Previous Records

May 7, 2023 was a magnificent day for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill who celebrated the 147th anniversary of the Congregation’s founding (Foundation Day), and Diamond Jubilees for more than 95 Sisters. The Congregation commemorates Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Sisters celebrating 60, 65, 70, 75, and higher, starting with the year of a Sister’s entrance into the Congregation with her group, which the Sisters call a “band.”


To celebrate Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, and the 20th Anniversary of Nativity Academy at St. Boniface, a scholarship fund has been created by Nativity Academy in honor of Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Paula Kleine-Kracht, the first executive director.
The Sister Paula Kleine-Kracht scholarship will help sponsor a student to attend Nativity Academy and provide a scholarship for a Nativity Academy 8th grader to attend a Catholic high school.

July 11, 2023

Sr Dorothy Jean Beyer and Sr Marietta Schindler are celebrating their 60th Jubilee of Monastic Profession on July 11 at Queen of Angels Monastery, Mt Angel, Oregon.

Fall Cycle June / Spring Cycle January

Mary's Pence supports women's leadership and addresses social and economic injustices. Our organization grants women-led initiatives in the United States, enabling them to create positive change within their communities. We are also active in Mexico and Central America with our ESPERA program, through which we provide coaching in business skills, leadership, emotional wellness, and access to lending for women to start their businesses.

May 21 - May 28, 2023

Since 2003, the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa along with Sojourners and Associates, collectively referred to as the Clinton Franciscans, have taken corporate stands on issues related to social and ecological justice. These corporate stands grew out of the Clinton Franciscans’ commitment to living out the Gospel message of peace and justice as well as their mission of active nonviolence and peacemaking.

Published 05/18/2023 - 10:38

GIA Publications (GIA) recently released "Sing of God’s Goodness: Calls to Worship and Responsories," a collection of sung prayers by Sister Christine Manderfeld. The collection contains 12 calls to worship and six responsories spanning the liturgical seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas, and Ordinary Time. Most of these pieces are sung by the Benedictine sisters during Sunday Morning Prayer, but S. Christine also wrote three new calls to worship and three new responsories.

Published 05/12/2023 - 15:35

“Like St. Clare of Assisi, I must decide how to live my faith and to keep listening to God,” shares Sister Abisola Clare Adelakun.

Sister Abisola Clare is discerning transfer to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, having received resounding acceptance to walk her new path with the community by the leadership council.

With a wealth of life to draw from, Sister Abisola Clare shares this reflection.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Sister Karen Rose will be installed as the 18th prioress of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., on Sunday, June 4, 2023, during a private Rite of Installation ceremony in Sacred Heart Chapel. The public is invited to attend a Eucharist celebrating the installation at 1:30 p.m. on June 4, followed by a reception from 3–5 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Eucharist will be livestreamed.

May 20, 2023

Run with a Mission 5K returns to Nazareth May 20

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are again hosting the Run with a Mission Nazareth 5K. This year's race will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2023, on the beautiful Nazareth Motherhouse Campus. Participants can walk or run in person or choose to participate virtually.

Published 05/02/2023 - 06:27

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Temporary Professed Sister Maria Guadalupe Martinez Lopez shares on her call from God and some of her personal favorites.

Name: Sr. María Guadalupe Martinez López Level in formation 2nd year in temporary vows.

Parish: St. Michael the Archangel, Cary NC

Birth Date: 10/24

Current address Mailing Address: 2409 S Alverno Rd, Manitowoc, WI 54220

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May 21, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart invite the public to a free Matinee with Sister-Neighbor Chat about Pope Francis’ Laudato Sí movie, “The Letter: A Message for Our Earth,” on Sunday, May 21, 3:00-4:30 p.m. The event will be held in the auditorium at St. Francis Woods, 9201 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort, IL.

April 21, 2023

The 2023 Chapter of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas concluded on Saturday, April 22 after the Friday election of the leadership team that will serve for the next six years. Chapter was held between Wednesday, April 12 and Saturday, April 22 in St. Louis, Missouri.

1-2 May 2023

Alpha International is hosting their annual Leadership Conference in London from 1-2 May 2023. Alpha is an international, ecumenical organization passionate about evangelization in today’s world. Part of the conference will be a panel interview with religious sisters moderated by Nicky Gumbel, pioneer of Alpha. Panelists include Sr. Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ (Undersecretary at the Synod of Bishops), Sr. Celina Galinyte, OSB (Director of Alpha in Lithuania), and Sr. Kathryn Press, ASCJ (missionary supporting Alpha Ireland).

May 16, 2023 7 pm Eastern

Join us Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. Eastern for a virtual conversation with Sister Mūmbi Kīgūtha, CPPS, president of Friends in Solidarity. Sister Mūmbi will share photos and stories from her visit to the Solidarity with South Sudan ministries in February. She looks forward to interacting with you on Zoom! The webinar is free and registration is required.

A generous donor has provided a matching grant of $5,000 for this webinar. All donations made between May 16-31 will go a long way in supporting life-changing ministries in South Sudan.

Published 04/14/2023 - 08:56

Silver Spring, Maryland

Inspired by the life of Jesus and by our founder Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy work toward a just world for people who are poor, sick, and uneducated. As an international community of vowed women, our mission is to respond to unmet needs, through direct service and seeking ways to change unjust systems.

May 6, 2023

Linger Over Breakfast

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

The Art of Transformation-Awaken Your Inner Spirit through the Arts
With Pat Bergen, CSJ, Co-founder of Well Spirituality Center, and Spiritual Director/Retreat Facilitator for the Congregation of St. Joseph.

June 11-17, 2023

The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) invites young women ages 18-45 to a summer service week June 11-17, 2023. The week will include volunteer opportunities through Whole Kids Outreach (WKO), a nonprofit service organization located in Ellington, Missouri. Lodging and meals are provided; participants must provide their own transportation to Ellington or St. Louis, MO. More information is available at ssnd.org/events/summer23/. Registration is requested by May 1, 2023.

Published 03/23/2023 - 11:56

The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and Centro Corazón de María Board of Directors have appointed Alma Alegria as the new Executive Director of Centro Corazón de María.

April 23 - May 28, 2023

A series of Zoom presentations about how the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho, is creating a new model for Benedictine communities today. Presenters include Sisters, oblates, employees, and cohousing members involved in building the Center for Benedictine Life.

Published 03/14/2023 - 11:40

A digital exhibit celebrating Benedictine sisters who studied and taught the sciences was created and published on March 1, the beginning of Women’s History Month, by Diana Fenton, an associate professor of education at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.

March 28, 2023 at 3 p.m. Eastern

Join us for a conversation with Paul Jeffrey, “Behind the Lens: South Sudan from a Photojournalist’s Perspective,” on Tuesday, March 28 at 3 p.m. Eastern | 2 p.m. Central | noon Pacific. Paul is a writer and photographer who describes his work as “social documentary photography with an attitude.” He has traveled around the globe, reporting from more than 90 countries, including Sudan and South Sudan.

May 31-June 8

The Religious Formation Conference will convene a new ForMission class this summer at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. Participants will check in on May 31st and depart on June 8th.
The two-year program is intended for women and men:
• formation ministers currently accompanying new members at any stage of initial formation;
• preparing to become a formation minister;
• in elected and informal leadership who actively support and oversee the effectiveness and quality of the congregation/province initial formation program.