Get On the Bus, a ministry founded by two of our Sisters in California was recently featured in a wonderful documentary short on the New York Times website. This ministry helps children visit their incarcerated parents in California prisons.
On April 11, Sisters Teresa Harpin (right) and Theresa Lynch (left) began a pilgrimage from the Basilica of San Francisco in Assisi, Italy) to Rome. For 13 days, they walked through every type of terrain on the Via Francigena di San Francesco covering 150 miles! The Sisters’ path followed the footsteps of St. Francis from his home in Assisi to the gates of the Vatican. They capped off the trip on April 26 by attending an audience with Pope Francis where they sat within a few feet of the pontiff!
The Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers has given Sister Michelle, Humke, CSJ, the Preceptor of the Year Award. This honor recognizes a preceptor who has excelled in the training of students and residents. The award recipient is someone who has a sustained record of significant contributions to training in the role of preceptor and mentor; and has a track record of having a positive influence on future healthcare clinicians.
Sister Michelle heads the Behavioral Health Department at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Tucson, Arizona. Though the center has three paid staff and several professional volunteers, the majority of the care is provided by her team of clinically supervised interns.
“Sister Michelle is definitely always available to lend a guiding hand and is incredibly knowledgeable,” says Greg Smith, MSW of Arizona State University-Tucson. “Her holistic view of providing integrated care, her patience and love of teaching has influenced so many careers.” Congratulations, Sister Michelle!
Michele Morris, CSJ was profiled in the Thanksgiving edition of the Easy Reader News of Hermosa Beach, Calif. Sister Michele co-founded the House of Yahweh, a service center for the homeless, where she still serves as the executive director 33 years later. The article includes a lengthy passage in Michele’s own words.
Sister Mary Schneider wrote of her experience volunteering at Camp Suzanne near Los Angeles this past summer. The camp for children of incarcerated mothers is an outgrowth of Get on the Bus, a program started by two of our sisters…both named Suzanne!