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Echo sessions in February

By Jeanette McDermott

On February 5, 2022, the North America provinces will hold the first of two Echo sessions of the Congregational Chapter. The session will focus on the 31st Congregational Chapter’s call to Radical Transformation and the Congregational Assembly of Contemplative Sisters (CACS). Times for the sessions are Pacific 8:00–10:30 am Central 10:00 am–12:30 pm Eastern 11:00 am–1:30 pm…

Congregational Chapter held in two parts

By Encarna Tumanguil

The Congregational Chapter is a collegial assembly and the highest authority within the congregation. Representative of the congregation, it is a sign of the unity and an expression of the participation and interest of all the members in the progress of our mission. It is a spiritual event, a time of corporate reflection and conversion….

Portrait of Sister Joan Lopez

Sister Joan Lopez: Message to the Congregation

By Joan Lopez

The 31st Congregational Chapter of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd has elected Sister Joan Lopez to lead the congregation for the next six years. This is her message to the congregation:  Dear Sisters and Partners-in-Mission, It is with great humility and deep joy that I am in your midst virtually. The delegates of…

Contemplative Sisters 196 years in formation

By Jeanette McDermott

A prayerful moment at the Congregational Assembly of Contemplative Sisters paid tribute on November 11th to the 196th anniversary of the foundation of the Contemplative Sisters. The assembly recalled the Sisters’ history through photographs. The presentation began with the Magdalen Sisters, as they were first known. They moved on to being named the Sisters of…

Sister Maureen Kunz and women in her faith formation community

Sister Maureen Kunz: faith formation and community outreach

By Jeanette McDermott

Sister Maureen Kunz has an outreach ministry with two main parts: service to the faith community through adult faith formation; service to people in the community without adequate resources. Faith Formation Sister Maureen volunteers with her parish RCIA team to assist adults in their faith formation in Richmond, British Columbia, and in Blaine, Washington. As…

Moon with ladder leading up to it

New leadership team has dreams for the province

By Jeanette McDermott

The Province of Mid-North America has dreamed for years of how we will move things forward toward success for the mission. The new Province Leadership Team (PLT) is in place, and they know that a dream of a better province begins with them and each of us. The PLT is excited about what we can…