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Posted on 01/14/2020
While working at a medical clinic in Memphis, Tenn., 10 years ago, Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph (Ky.) Jacinta Powers explained why she enjoyed serving the poor. “Where God wants you is where passion and need intersect,” she said. “I’m always happy serving the poor.” Sister Jacinta is taking that opportunity again. On Jan. 10,...
Posted on 12/19/2019
What role can religious and spiritual leaders play in this time of multiple planetary crises? The solutions we have counted on in the past are no longer enough to address our world’s extremes – e.g., increasing climate chaos, the devastation of the Earth’s capacity to sustain life, extreme polarizations, and increasing despair and numbers of...
Posted on 12/19/2019
Sister Virginia Brien, SSND, 94, of the Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, was the first to offer her sewing skills for a Green Habits project coordinated by the province's Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office. In a matter of months, Sister Virginia stitched up more than 25 reusable grocery bags, which...
Posted on 12/17/2019
On December 10, Sister Barbara Reid, OP, Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union, was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Graz in Austria earlier this week.  Sr. Barbara was honored particularly for her work in Feminist biblical studies, especially the creation of the acclaimed Wisdom...
Posted on 12/16/2019
2020 Retreats Brochure *    Living Contemplatively: Retreats, Sabbaticals, Programs and other opportunities for nourishing the spiritual *    Locations Australia-wide We look forward to hearing from you in the future and to your attendance at one of our Retreats.  
Posted on 12/16/2019
Sister Susanne Hartung, SP, chief mission integration officer for Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) in Renton, Wash., was honored with the Health Care Leadership Inspiration Award by Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) on Dec. 6, during a luncheon event at The Westin Bellevue. The award was presented at PSBJ’s inaugural Health Care...
Posted on 12/12/2019
OSSINING, NY – On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, four Maryknoll lay missioners and one Maryknoll sister will celebrate the beginning of their mission journeys in a Joint Mission Sending Ceremony. The celebration will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Annunciation Chapel of the Maryknoll Sisters in Ossining, New York. This Sending Ceremony marks the end...
Posted on 12/05/2019
Sister Marie-Thérèse Gnamazo of Cameroon made first profession of vows as a Sister of Providence in a multicultural liturgy on Nov. 23, in the chapel at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle.  Mass was presided by Rev. Fr. Peter Ely, S.J., concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Jack Walmesley, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Mbock Mbock of Cameroon, and Rev. Fr. Colleen...
Posted on 11/25/2019
Sister Eunice Antony recently joined the steering committee of the National Benedictines for Peace (BFP). The group's mission is to give "a common voice to a vision of peace as we confront the violence of our day with the love of Christ that it might be transformed by our prayers and actions." You can learn more about BFP and the steering...
Posted on 11/21/2019
The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) featured the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland in their Fall Newsletter!  "Letting Go and Carrying On:  A Community Steps into a Bold New Future"  explains the exhaustive planning, hard work, sacrifice, and— above all—faith, neccessary in moving into a new congregational home. ...
Posted on 11/20/2019
CTU announces the establishment of a Visiting Scholar appointment sponsored by the Thriving in Ministry Initiative which is funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.  A Visiting Scholar will propose a research agenda for a stated period of time ranging  from one month and up to one academic year. Research conducted should include...
Posted on 11/18/2019
Watch the seventh annual Join the Journey luncheon, in support of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. You will be inspired as you hear stories of ways the Sisters transform lives through their ministry as they serve those most in need.
Posted on 11/18/2019
It's an unlikely alliance across communities of spirit! The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart are forming a Nuns & Nones group in the Frankfort area that will begin in January 2020. Nuns & Nones (millennials – both women and men – with no particular religious affiliation) is a movement gaining momentum across the U.S.A.,...
Posted on 11/14/2019
November 21 is a significant date for the Felician Sisters. It marks their founding in 1855 and their arrival in North America in 1874; and on Nov. 21, 2009, the Sisters took another step in the evolution of their community as the eight North American provinces merged into Our Lady of Hope Province, effectively pooling their resources, the most...
Posted on 11/13/2019
On November 3, the U.S. Province of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk celebrated its 95th Anniversary at St. William the Abbot Church in Seaford, NY. A gathering of over 200 Sisters, Associates, family and friends joined for Sunday mass celebrated by Most Reverend John C. Dunne, retired bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and Rev. Msgr....
Posted on 11/05/2019
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) joyfully celebrated 165 years of grace and gratitude at Ruth Ross Residence Oct. 17-20 among associates, family members, staff and friends. “May these four days of festival release within and among us a renewed sense of God’s providence, surprise and ever-unfolding presence over 165...
Posted on 10/31/2019
On 22 of October 2019, the delegates of the General Chapter of the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) elected Sister Bonnie Moser as General Superior for the next six years. Aided by her Council, her role is to govern the FCJ Society, in accordance with its Constitutions. Educated by the FCJs in Edmonton, Canada, Sister Bonnie entered the...
Posted on 10/22/2019
Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company that gives greater voice to Catholic sisters around the globe, launches GSR in the Classroom.  For this education initiative, GSR adapted many articles and columns for use in Catholic high school and middle school classes, and faith formation programs....

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