Recently, several sisters from our Los Angeles Province attended the Religious Education Congress. While there, our sisters attended speeches, helped run booths and met both old and new friends.
We invite you to read stories about the ministries and lives of our sisters, associates, partners, dear neighbors and others in our community.
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.
I recently attended The St. Louis Black Rep’s production of Hold On! with Sisters Nancy Corcoran, Barbara Moore and Joan Filla. Hold On! is a play written by Paul Webb that depicts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic voting rights marches in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 and inspired the 2014 feature film, “Selma.” I knew the play would be moving and that Sister Barbara Moore had been to Selma and marched with Dr. King.
St. Francis Xavier Church in Los Angeles, where I do ministry, welcomed Bishop Elshoff on January 21 for Mass and a New Year’s party. It was a great joy for the parishioners to have more than a dozen Carondelet Sisters attending.
Tissue products such as toilet paper, paper towels, paper napkins and facial tissue are found in many households. They are cheap and convenient. These products are manufactured from trees that have been growing for centuries and are turned into items that we use for seconds before we throw them away.
The St. Joseph Worker program is a year-long service opportunity for women ages 21-30 in preparation for a lifelong commitment to social change and personal transformation.
I am grateful for the opportunity during the month of September to be in the presence of hundreds of migrants every day while volunteering with the Kino Border Initiative. I was with four other sisters in a project called Catholic Sisters Walking with Migrants.