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Posted on 08/13/2020
August 3-5, 2020, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville gathered in Chapter, which is our meeting held every six years to plan for the future and respond to the needs of our community and world. Tragic events from March to August led us to shift our agenda to respond to them. Our mission statement proclaims in part: “Our mission…cutting across...
Posted on 08/11/2020
Sisters Come from Varied Backgrounds in Education, Healthcare and Advocacy Work for Impoverished, Deaf Ministry in the United States and Peru LOUISVILLE, KY (August 5, 2020) – Five Ursuline Sisters of Louisville committed themselves to guiding the 162-year-old congregation of Sisters and Associate members that today minister with communities...
Posted on 08/10/2020
Ministry During a Pandemic: Sr. Barbara Duffy, OP By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   “Learn to generously share what you have with those who ask for help, and don’t close your heart to the one who comes to borrow from you.” -Matthew 5:42   Over the past few months, many of us have used...
Posted on 08/10/2020
Congregation Spotlight: Cathy McCann, Associate By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager Cathy McCann has been quite busy over the past few months. At the beginning of the COVID outbreak, she came out of retirement to assist the New Jersey VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) in handling the initial pandemic...
Posted on 08/10/2020
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager, Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, NY Since March, it has felt as if life has been on pause, and only recently, that the world is beginning to get back to a “new normal.” For Sr. Monica Paul Fraser, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, and a Pastoral Associate at...
Posted on 07/27/2020
Germany, July 25: At the just concluded Regional Council, a new Council team for the German Region of Ancillae Secular Institute has been elected. Aniela Lichy is the newly elected Regional Directress and Sieglinde Werner, Valsamma Varghese, Sabine Baumann and Maria Kraushaar has been elected as the councilors. The Ancillae Secular...
Posted on 07/24/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching implications continue to unfold globally and in our communites, the Ancillae more than ever is compelled to make their “Apostolate of Presence’ relevant to the needs and needy of these troubled times. While Ancillae communities are at the service of the people in many and various ways, Marykutty...
Posted on 07/06/2020
Incarnate Word Foundation is pleased to sponsor billboards across the St. Louis, Missouri area which host a message from the St. Louis Catholic Sisters. Calling for racial justice and requesting prayer to end hatred and violence, the Congregations affirming this message are:   Sisters of Mercy  Sisters of the Most Precious...
Posted on 07/01/2020
The Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province are pleased to announce the transition of their  Leadership Team 2020-2025. Sister Maureen Welch, OSU – Provincial; Sister Brenda Buckley, OSU – Councilor; and Sister Patricia Schifini, OSU – Councilor. The new team took office July 1, 2020. Please join us in praying for them and...
Posted on 06/18/2020
St. Cletus Peace and Justice Ministry (St. Charles, MO) has initiated a quarterly newsletter THE CHANNEL to highlight our efforts to promote Catholic social justice and peace.  In the Peace Prayer of St. Francis we sing “Make me a channel of Your peace…”. We hope this newsletter will be a “channel” to you to join us in our...
Posted on 06/16/2020
Sr. Emily Sandoval, FMI professes First Vows on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2PM in Dayton, OH.  The Dayton Marianist Sisters and a few Marianist Brothers who shared her novitiate experience will be present, but hundreds of her family friends and the Marianist Family, religious and lay will particiapte in the Mass via livestream.  Sr....
Posted on 06/15/2020
The Sisters were engaged in the news media coverage of the racism demomstrations around the country and wanted to show some sign of involvement. Yet they were very aware of COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 the communitty of the Sisters of St. Mary decided to gather in the driveway and over onto the front lawn of the...
Posted on 06/09/2020
At 9:35 a.m. on a sunny Minneapolis morning, Bao Phi is on his way to drop his daughter off at daycare. Knowing that they are running late, Bao rolls through a stop sign without waiting the designated 3 seconds, and is stopped by a police officer who approaches the car with his hand already on his pistol. Bao describes the horror of seeing a...
Posted on 06/08/2020
The Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest celebrate 55 jubilarians who entered the Mercy community from 25 to 75 years ago. Following the footsteps of Catherine McAuley, they served in a great variety of ministries including teaching, founding a free medical clinic, hospital chaplaincy, family law, and retreat direction. The hallmarks of their years...
Posted on 06/02/2020
As School Sisters of Notre Dame and as the Atlantic-Midwest Province, we lament the death of Mr. George Floyd of Minneapolis, who died from inhumane and cruel treatment at the hands of local police. The cries of Mr. Floyd for mercy, and for breath, resound through our hearts, calling us yet again to repent our complicity in the scourge and sin...
Posted on 06/02/2020
Statement of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great on the Death of George Floyd The Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great express deep sorrow and regret at the needless death of George Floyd. This occasion demands prayer, reflection, and urgent attention to the present moment. In a spirit of mourning we address this letter to...
Posted on 06/02/2020
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady are the religious sponsor for Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School high school, ensuring that it is Catholic in identity and mission, true to the religious charism of the congregation. Cristo Rey Baton Rouge began the 2019-2020 school year with 174 students in grades 9-12. In May, the Class...
Posted on 05/29/2020
  Ancillae Secular Institute members are going viral during the lockdown days.13th of May 2020 on the occassion of  the feast of  Our Lady of Fatima 'Ancillae Media' was launched with the aim of promoting 'Consecrated Secularity' and the 'Spirituality of Insertion' among today’s Cyber - Savvy generations.   “We...
Posted on 05/28/2020
Sadness, frustration, fear, and anger are but a few of the disquieting emotions resulting from the egregious fatal arrest of George Floyd of Minneapolis.  “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly,” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We once again are feeling the pain that the use of violent force is wreaking...
Posted on 05/28/2020
Laudato SI' Week 2020 was celebrated with nine days (Novena) prayer and reflection in the provincial house community. 48 Sisters participated in the Novena. Before conducting the Novena, the young members of the community,15 of them were given a week training on Laudato SI' and I teamed them with me to conduct the Novena for the whole community...
Posted on 05/27/2020
We are a big community of 16 members of different ages and situations ; old , young, sick and in active ministry,living at the provincial house community and serving the most needy in Ngando, an urban settlement in Nairobi Kenya. From the 13th March,2020 when instructions were closed in the country to control spread of Corona virus, we...
Posted on 05/27/2020
Most folks realize the importance of frequently washing their hands to help prevent the spread of disease, especially as a precaution against COVID-19. However, what happens when you don’t have access to clean water or soap? “People who are experiencing homelessness are very vulnerable to this pandemic. There is almost no place where they...
Posted on 05/27/2020
In Walking the Good Red Road: Nicholas Black Elk’s Journey to Sainthood, writer and producer Sister Judith Ann Zielinski, OSF, and the team from NewGroup Media, tells the story of Lakota Holy Man Nicholas Black Elk on his journey to canonization as the first U.S. Native American male saint.  Born into pre-reservation America in 1863,...
Posted on 05/27/2020
Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa marking 50, 60, 70, and 75 years of religious life in 2020 have been preaching and teaching the Gospel for a combined total of 2,400 years! To view their announcements and photos, go to www.sinsinawa.org/jubilee online. 
Posted on 05/26/2020
Join the Dominican Sisters of Hope from 2-3 pm EST on Thursday, May 28th for an online discussion of racial disparity during COVID-19. We’ll use Shannen Dee Williams’ telling of Sister Duchemin’s story as an entryway into highlighting the huge racial disparity still in our society today. The coronavirus pandemic has not only...

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