Baking altar bread: a Good Shepherd tradition
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Baking altar bread: a Good Shepherd tradition

Sister Nellie Hawkins entered the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in 1962 and committed herself to a Contemplative Life. She has been baking altar bread ever since. A member of the Contemplative Community in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, Sister Nellie rises at 7 a.m. in the convent every morning for prayers, Mass, and breakfast. She then goes…

CACS planning underway
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CACS planning underway

Sisters on the planning committee for the Congregational Assembly for Contemplative Sisters (CACS) came to the Province Center in St. Louis  in March to continue planning the sessions for their Assembly. Sister Janice Rushman facilitated the weeklong meetings from March 9-13, 2020. Members of the CACS planning committee are Sisters Reina Escobar (El Salvador), Maureen…

Portrait of Sister Josephine wins first place
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Portrait of Sister Josephine wins first place

The National Press Photographers Association is an organization representing some 6,000 photojournalists from U.S. publications, including New York Times and Washington Post. The association runs a photo contest each month for best photography in multiple categories. A photograph in the Catholic newspaper St. Louis Review, which shows Sister Josephine Fritz knitting a baby blanket for Birthright…

Sisters create baby blanket ministry
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Sisters create baby blanket ministry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The St. Louis Contemplative Sisters have formed a baby blanket ministry through a crochet club they created. The purpose of the baby blanket ministry is to save babies from abortion. The Sisters say that giving baby blankets to pregnant women who are considering abortions lets them know that someone cares about them. This simple gesture…

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

The long wait to move into their new home at Maria Droste Residence is over for the St. Louis Contemplative Sisters. They moved the altar bread equipment to 7660 Natural Bridge Road on December 22 and have since been organizing their personal effects and arranging home, office and religious spaces. They are also unpacking a mountain…