Sister Brigid Lawlor appointed as a Consultor to the Pope

Sister Brigid Lawlor appointed as a Consultor to the Pope

Sister Brigid Lawlor has been appointed as a Consultor to the Pope at the Vatican office for religious. The appointment named her a Consultor for the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL). The Vatican office has jurisdiction over all aspects of institutes of consecrated life (vowed religious) and societies of apostolic…

Historical marker recognizes Good Shepherd in Louisville, Kentucky

Historical marker recognizes Good Shepherd in Louisville, Kentucky

Maryhurst celebrated the installation of an historical marker recognizing Good Shepherd work in North America since 1843. Several public officials, foundation leaders, donors, board members, Maryhurst staff, and Good Shepherd Sisters joined in the celebration on September 14, 2018. It was an honor to have Sisters travel here for the event from St. Louis, Cincinnati, and…

Green Door symbolizes Good Shepherd heritage of apostolic ministries
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Green Door symbolizes Good Shepherd heritage of apostolic ministries

The Green Door at the Good Shepherd Motherhouse in Angers, France, has been a symbol of the order’s apostolic ministries since the early 19th century. The Green Door was the portal for those who came to the Motherhouse, whether they were coming in or going out. Sisters, residents and Mission Partners all passed through the…

Sabbatical of year-long teaching filled me with gratitude

Sabbatical of year-long teaching filled me with gratitude

I am filled with gratitude to Sr. Madeleine Munday and all of the members of our Province Leadership Team for offering me a year-long sabbatical following my years in Congregational Leadership. My sabbatical took on two focuses: The first inspiration came from our 2015 Congregational Chapter mandate to: 1. rediscover the richness of our founding…

Chapter like no other
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Chapter like no other

We were all advised that no matter how many Chapters we had attended previously this would be a Chapter like no other. “G’day! G’day!” our facilitators greeted us during the Saturday a.m. orientation. Jill McCorquodale and Patricia Fawkner, a Good Samaritan Sister, greeted us with Aussie accents and happy kangaroos hopped across the screen at…