A Positive Approach in a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic. Unemployment at Depression era levels. Civil rights protests that rival those of the 1960s. What the world needs now is prayer — and some spiritual guidance. Sister Kathleen Murphy is a certified spiritual director, someone who companions people as they develop deeper relationships with God. She’s not a therapist, though she does [...]

Speaking of Bee-ing Creative

Jeanne Karp is a home infusion nurse who provides medicines and fluids to people through IVs in their homes. She continues to work during the pandemic and needed to be especially careful about contaminating her high-risk patients. With personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves in short supply at the pandemic’s outset, S. Jeanne [...]

Ministering in the Time of COVID-19

The Catholic high school where Sister Mary McCaffrey teaches the sacraments and moral theology is in Westchester County, a coronavirus hotspot from the virus’ early days in New York State. Instruction moved online with a strict schedule — teachers make assignments by 8:00 a.m., students complete work that day and teachers are to have grades [...]

Ministering in the Time of COVID-19 – Sister Annie Bremmer

Sister Annie Bremmer is the assistant for a large western Pennsylvania parish. Her duties include everything from organizing parish outreach events and working with the parish food pantry volunteers to teaching faith formation classes to some 700 students. With approximately 4,000 families and seven worship sites in the parish, sheltering in place due to a [...]

New Beginnings at Timau Mission

By S. Joanne Gangloff New beginnings.....our convent in Timau is now a novitiate and novice mistress S. Mary has already moved in with five second-year novices.  Here they are with Fr. Moses, the very dynamic parish priest. May they enjoy the house and surroundings as much as many of our sisters have over past years. [...]

Merry Mask Makers Save Lives

Throughout our Community, several sisters have earned the title of “Merry Mask Maker” during this pandemic. Sister Barbara Ann Sansone is the gifted mask magician at the Villa St. Francis in Peekskill, NY. Working steadily at her sewing machine S. Barbara has completed 60 masks for a hospital or health care facility in need. Sister [...]