Community News

The Fatal Arrest of George Floyd

Published 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...

Celebrating Laudato SI' Week 2020

Published 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...

Sisters Preparedness for Responding to Covid-19

Published 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...

Tamar’s Center Serves as “Lifeline” to Those in Need During Pandemic

Published 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...

Filmmaker Sister Judy Zielinski, OSF, completes documentary “Walking the Good Red Road: Nicholas Black Elk’s Journey to Sainthood" for Rapid City Diocese

Published 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,...

Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Mark Jubilees

Published 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 online. 

Online Discussion: Covid-19 and Racial Disparity: The Time is Now for Solidarity, Mercy, and Long-Overdue Justice

Published 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...

Toronto Sisters Develop Post-Pandemic Campaign Urging Social Justice

Published 05/06/2020
TORONTO, ONTARIO/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/May 4, 2020: Inspired by Pope Francis’ recent call for a “creativity of love”, staff members for the Sisters of St. Joseph kick-off an online campaign today providing justice-focused solutions selected from around the globe. “In an impossible world, anything is possible,” explains Leah Watkiss, Ministry...

Sister Irene on MSNBC and Jennifer's 2020 Engaged Campus Award

Published 04/30/2020
During these challenging times, we want to share some uplifting news from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province.  Our own Irene O’Neill, CSJ, was featured on MSNBC and KARE11 discussing the critical work of Sisters Rising Worldwide (and all Sisters) during the pandemic. Congratulations to...

Sisters of Life -Invitation to Virtual Gala

Published 04/29/2020
The Sisters of Life invite you to a virtual evening in place of their annual dinner gala in New York which had to be cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus.  All are welcome to join us on Thursday, April 30 at 8 pm ET for an experience of beauty, hope and joy reflecting on the truth of the goodness of each human person, made in the...

Clinton Franciscans Earth Day 2020 Video: How to Care for Creation

Published 04/20/2020
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the very first Earth Day celebration!  The Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa have taken a corporate stand on the importance of caring for Creation.  To commemorate Earth Day this year, we have released a short video in which the sisters demonstrate simple steps we can all take to help...

COVID updates from Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Ohio Province

Published 04/08/2020
I thought you might want to take a look at what the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Ohio Province has on our website. We are updating it as the sisters overseas update us.

Ministry During a Pandemic

Published 03/31/2020
For a majority of people around the world, life has dramatically changed since the Coronavirus outbreak. Many have been fortunate enough to quarantine themselves at home, working remotely, while others have sadly lost their jobs. It seems as if every news story or social media post is about COVID-19, and it feels like there is no end in...

Let’s Stop COVID-19 Together

Published 03/26/2020
Medicines for Humanity is an international health non-profit with the mission to save the lives of vulnerable children under 5 and their mothers. We work in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, partnering with communities of women religious (CWRs) in multiple countries with a focus on capacity building, healthy systems...

Online Noon Hour Christian Meditation - WCCM

Published 03/25/2020
Join the World Community of Christian Meditation Online every Thursday from 12:15-12:50pm (MST) to communicate and nurture meditation as passed on through the teaching of Father John Main, OSB in the Christian tradition.  All are welcome to join the online meditation group. To join the group, follow these steps: 1. RSVP – Here...

Ursuline Sisters Elect Leaders, Set Directions for the Next Four Years

Published 03/25/2020
The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland selected a new leadership team during community meetings recently at Merici Crossings, their Pepper Pike, Ohio residence and congregational center.  The five-person team, including a president and four council members, will serve a four-year term, implementing the directional plan set at their...

Public Listening and Prayer Sessions

Published 03/25/2020
We invite you to bring your fears, your hopes, your gratitude, your restlessness, etc. while we process and pray together via Zoom every Saturday at 4 pm EST. We'll spend an hour reflecting, praying, and holding each other. This session is free and open to all.

Online Discussion: Caring for Our Neighbors in Unprecedented Times

Published 03/25/2020
Join us for an online discussion on D.L. Mayfield's Sojourners article on Thursday, March 26th, from 3-4 pm EST. In her Sojourners article, D.L. Mayfield writes, “Christians can be at the forefront of rejecting extreme individualism and lean into a collectivist worldview where each person is seen as made in the image of God and...

St. Joseph Workers - Mobilizing the next generation

Published 03/06/2020
The St. Joseph Worker Program creates a year-long service opportunity for women (21-30) in preparation for a life-long commitment to social change and personal transformation. Individual growth and development is built on the values of leadership, spirituality, social justice and intentional community grounded in living simply and sustainably....

Lenten Webinar: The Face of the Mercy of God with Dianne Bergant, CSA, PhD

Published 03/05/2020
The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is excited to announce our Lenten webinar with Dianne Bergant, CSA, PhD. We invite you to join us for this webinar on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00pm central time titled Lent: The Face of the Mercy of God. RFC webinars are free and open to all. Registration is required. In the document Misericordia...

Apply for May/June ForMission Cohort

Published 02/25/2020
The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) invites elected leaders and those in formation ministry to apply for the next ForMission cohort. ForMission is a two-year program intended for women and men • formation ministers currently accompanying new members at any stage of initial formation; • preparing to become a formation minister; • in...

Support Catholic Sisters Week

Published 02/22/2020
Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week, Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14, we shine the spotlight on women religious and encourage a wide range...

Join us this winter for programs at St. Scholastica Monastery-Chicago, IL

Published 02/20/2020
Join us this winter for programs at St. Scholastica Monastery-Chicago, IL! -The Art of Pausing: Reclaiming the Sense of Balance in our Lives A lecture by Judith Valente Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3-:00-4:30 p.m. -Taize Lenten Service Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:30-9:00 p.m. -Young Women and the Word Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7 - 9 p....

Amityville Dominican Sisters applauded at 150th Anniversary of St. Luke's Parish, Whitestone

Published 02/10/2020
   St. Luke's parish in Whitestone, NY, is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.  At a special mass on February 2, the parish thanked the Dominan Sisters of Amityville who served at the school and parish.        "A treasured part of these 150 years is the presence and ministry of the Dominican...

Former Carmelites Sister Carol Curtis and Sister Mary Theresa Burns make final professions of vows to become Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Published 02/04/2020
On Friday, November 15, 2019, Sister Carol Curtis made her final profession of vows to become an Ursuline Sister of Louisville during Mass in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel. Sister Carol had previously been a nun with the Discalced Carmelites in Louisville. She lived a cloistered life for 25 years, along with her fellow nuns behind the walls...