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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…

Fratelli Tutti: a better kind of politic and women religious

By Encarna Tumanguil

The Incarnate Word Foundation hosted a gathering and luncheon on November 8 at Piper Palm House in St. Louis’s Tower Grove Park to hear and meet with Mary J. Novak, Executive Director of NETWORK, Lobby for Catholic Social Justice. The topic of the event was “Fratelli Tutti: A Better Kind of Politics: Women Religious Writing…

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…

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Good Shepherd study on girls in Asia and the Pacific

By Jeanette McDermott

Joyce Meyer, PBVM, serves on the board of the Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF) and is the international liaison to women religious for Global Sisters Report (GSR). In August, Sister Joyce wrote an article for GSR that features a new Good Shepherd study on girls in Asia and the Pacific. The study is titled A…

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New cadre of Good Shepherd Volunteers in place

By Jeanette McDermott

The new cadre of Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV) is making a difference in Good Shepherd ministries as they serve a one-year commitment with Sisters of the Good Shepherd. GSV is a North America inter-province ministry that connects recent college graduates to one-year, full-time volunteer opportunities serving women, children, and adolescents who are affected by poverty,…

Catholic Sisters in Myanmar raise their voices against nation’s military oppressors

By Jeanette McDermott

The world began paying attention to Myanmar (formerly Burma) last October when the nation’s Buddhist majority began a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims. The world watched in horror as the military junta overthrew the Myanmar government and began systematically killing people. In an article she wrote for Global Sisters Report, Jane Nway Nway…

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…

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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…

Vista Maria and my summer of song

By Mary Carol McClenon

I spent the month of July at Vista Maria in Detroit.  Since I was given the privilege of some weeks of transition time between the end of my ministry in Danville, Pennsylvania, and the beginning of my new role as Apostolic Province Councilor, I offered to go to Vista Maria and give Voice Lessons to…