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Call: reflections on religious life as a Good Shepherd Sister

By Jeanette McDermott

My 25-year journey to a silver jubilee By Claudia Palacio, RGS It was the work and passion of Mary Euphrasia that drove me to the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in 1989. This past December, in 2016, I celebrated my silver jubilee as a Sister of the Good Shepherd with the Central American Province, where…

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Your voice can help us advocate for justice

By Jeanette McDermott

Your voice matters. You can advocate for justice and help Sisters of the Good Shepherd as we mobilize the People’s voice through the Good Shepherd National Advocacy Center (NAC).  The National Advocacy Center (NAC) is the lobbying arm of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. NAC strengthens the public voice for those who are on the margin of society. It works to…

Walk of Atonement and Gratitude

By Jeanette McDermott

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Frank Ryan is walking across the United States to raise $3 million for Good Shepherd Services Baltimore (GSS). GSS is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America. He describes his walk of atonement and gratitude in the video on this page. Frank left from San Diego on March…

Helping girls get where they want to go

By Jeanette McDermott

Nearly 500 youth will age out of the foster care system in Wayne County, Michigan, over the next three years. Many of them are girls and young women who suddenly find themselves facing homelessness because they don’t have the support, care and skills needed to thrive independently. In response to this problem, Vista Maria developed…

Secret Compound

By Jeanette McDermott

Good Shepherd Shelter is designed for women who are determined to end the cycle of domestic violence. It is a safe and nurturing place where mothers and their children can heal, reawaken their dignity and self confidence, and learn the skills that will help them create a loving home and a future that is full…

A mission of love

By Jeanette McDermott

Early every Thursday morning in Christiansted, Srs. Digna Rivas and Judy Mannix are up and at it, cooking breakfast for people in need. The sisters, members of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, have been operating Victoria’s Kitchen since August 2011 in the Good Shepherd Center on Company Street in St. Croix. The cheery open-air eating area…

HandCrafting Justice: trade for dignity

By Jeanette McDermott

HandCrafting Justice (HCJ) is an empowerment program that helps lift women and their families out of poverty. HandCrafting Justice provides access to fair trade markets for unique, handmade goods created by enterprising women in the developing world working to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. By fostering self-reliance, ensuring fair wages, and building…

Good Shepherd Sisters elect new leadership team

By Jeanette McDermott

Good Shepherd Sisters elected a new leadership team for the Province of Mid-North America on May 8, 2014 at Bon Secours Retreat Center in Marriottsville, Maryland, during the province Chapter. Following the Chapter, Sr. Frances Marie Ellul was appointed as Contemplative Councillor. Srs. Dolores Kalina and Marie Mauer were appointed as Aspostolic Councillors. The changes take…