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March 27, 2019
The first time I met Sister Tereska was at Marywood for a welcome dinner to introduce us students to the sisters we had been paired with. While I could tell from the moment that I met her that we would get along very well, I did not get a good feel for her personality until our first official...
March 25, 2019
We sat at Sister Michael Ellen’s desk in the archives. I was watching a PowerPoint, and she paused on each slide to share some fun facts. It was a presentation she had made for the Diamond Jubilee (60 year) celebration of her postulant class of 1953. The care with which she chose the photos and...
March 03, 2019
Two 20-something women have produced a documentary on women religious that will premiere March 8 to kick off National Catholic Sisters Week. It is intended to debunk misconceptions about women religious, showcasing their remarkable diversity and surprising relevance among young adults. Titled “...
February 21, 2019
Produced for National Catholic Sisters Week 2019, Missions of Hope is an attempt at debunking misconceptions of women religious by showcasing their remarkable diversity and surprising relevance among young adults. The documentary features four fascinating Catholic sisters: Sister Belinda...
February 19, 2019
Fiat: Let it be done to me as you have said! (Luke 1:38). Mary’s “yes” and her willingness to open herself to God’s invitation is a reminder that God has a special plan for each person’s life. In the Magnificat, Mary sings of the greatness of the Lord. “The almighty has done great things for me...
February 18, 2019
Sister Brenda Teresita Hernandez Valdes was only 30 when she ventured far from her native Mexico to begin a ministry in North Dakota. Joined by two other young Daughters of Immaculate Mary of Guadalupe, their goal was to serve the Hispanics in the Bismarck diocese who had relocated there to work in...
February 05, 2019
As part of National Catholic Sisters Week, the Carmelite Sisters will host a retreat for teens preparing for the sacrament of confirmation. Funded by an NCSW mini-grant, the retreat will be held March 9 at the Carmelite Monastery of Baltimore. Around 50 teens are expected to attend. We caught up...
January 31, 2019
Art is an entryway into prayer, and the young women who attend Profundo Encuentro this March will be ushered along that path by a wise and gentle guide, Sister Chela Gonzalez, OP. “Deep Encounter: Listening with an Open Heart” is designed to help young women attune their hearts to God’s will...
January 18, 2019
Preparations for the biggest National Catholic Sisters Week are underway. As the national campaign aimed at elevating women religious enters into its sixth year, it continues to grow in scale and scope, backed by an innovative mini-grant program. National Catholic Sisters Week was launched in...
December 12, 2018
I am pleased to announce that we will, yet again, be offering two NCSW Event in a Box opportunities free of charge to our community this year! The Event in a Box program is intended for those who want to hold an NCSW event during March, but lack the time and/or resources to plan an event from...