Alive in Oneness with Christ and all creation, the theme for Sister Sally Koch’s first vows was “We are Parts of the Whole” and indeed the community that gathered virtually and physically for Sally’s vows represented parts of the whole.
As police shootings and immigration policies have shined a spotlight on racism in the United States recently, our congregation has made confronting and dismantling racism a priority. While we advocate for change in our society and work to examine our personal biases, we have also been grappling with our own congregational history.
Our newest candidate, Iffat Peter, began her candidacy in the Albany Province during a prayer service on June 11, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham, New York. Here is a bit of biographical information about Iffat. You will be delighted to get to know her as time goes on!
Chizuru Yamada grew up in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan, as an only child. Later in life, as she practiced the Ignatian Spirituality Exercises, she heard God inviting her to become a sister.