While in St. Louis for the Kakehashi gathering, some sisters had the opportunity to visit the Holy Family Catholic Church in Cahokia, Illinois. The log church that stands there is the same church that the first Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet worked, ministered and prayed in when they arrived in America.
Catherine Slenker is the digital engagement coordinator for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She recently graduated from Creighton University with a degree in both public relations and philosophy. Catherine is most often found with her nose in the pages of a book or playing music on either a bassoon, a ukulele, or Spotify. An avid explorer, she enjoys traveling, backpacking, and trying all kinds of food.
As our congregation has implemented various changes to reduce our plastic consumption and carbon footprint, we’ve been building bridges throughout the congregation, within our sponsored ministries, alongside other organizations and even globally with the United Nations.