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Beatification ceremony for Aguchita

By Jeanette McDermott

The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd celebrates the beatification of Sr. Agustina (“Aguchita”) Rivas (1920-1990) on Saturday, May 7. In the Catholic Church, beatification is the final step before a person is declared a saint. The Livestream Ceremonies of the Beatification will be on Saturday May 7th at 10 a.m. Peru…

Mary Carolyn McQuaid, RGS, passes into the arms of our Shepherd God

By Jeanette McDermott

Sr. Mary Carolyn (Suzanne Marie) McQuaid, RGS January 4, 1946 – March 27, 2022                                                       Sister Mary Carolyn McQuaid has been received into the loving arms of our Shepherd…

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…

Chance encounter at Good Shepherd Services Atlanta leads to reunion of mother and son torn apart by war

By Jeanette McDermott

During the final days of the Vietnam War 47 years ago, a young nun in the Vietnam Mekong Delta helped a toddler escape to safety as the city of Saigon began to collapse. Jason was a mixed-race baby born to a Vietnamese-French mother. As communist North Vietnamese forces advanced through South Vietnam, the people grew…

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….

Witness of a Good Shepherd Companion

By Encarna Tumanguil

My most recent “Aha” moment came early in the morning as l was brewing coffee on a day close to Canadian Thanksgiving in October. A thought came to my still sleepy mind: “Show Me, Encarna!” Every day since then I have intentionally recalled and repeated those words “Show Me!” as a thought of gratitude. Thanksgiving…