This week focused on “Community and Communion for Mission” and was led by Sr. Mary Sujita SND. She began with a presentation on different styles and barriers to communication. The group was invited to reflect and share on blocks to effective communication in their community. Among points mentioned... suite
On Friday evening the 10 th of August we were entertained by a wonderful display of international culture through song, dance and visual presentations. The following week, presentations on “ Congregational Culture and Beyond” were led by Honorine Yamba, SNDdeN, Josefina Tondo and Olga Soldevilla... suite
In her introduction to the vows, Sr. Camilla Burns SNDdeN, described them as the means to guide and focus our search for God. While the substance of the search for God is constant, in our rapidly changing world the expression is changing. We are shifting from a focus on individual holiness to... suite
We began our week with the life journey of St. John Eudes toward the foundation of Our Lady of Charity. We were blessed to have Srs. Marie François Le Brizaut and Angela Fahy to guide us on this journey. We traced the main events of his life that led him to found our congregation. His experience of... suite
Following on last week’s presentation on the Creation Story and the Principles of the Universe, we continued reflecting on and examining the roles of both science and religion with regard to the story of creation. Sr. Mary Ellen Sheehan IHM explained that there are three approaches as to how... suite
This week we experienced our presenters, Monica Brown and Hilary Musgrave together with Sr. Brigid and Sr. Angela, creatively led us to reflect on the story of creation and the principles of the universe. With the help of music song and dance, we were invited to open our hearts and minds to the... suite
Believers, open to the revelations springing forth from science and cosmology, affirm and celebrate that the Heart of God, source of Creation, is the Center and Force of the Universe. The Heartbeat of God infuses and penetrates all of Creation. Believers within a variety of faith traditions listen... suite
Led by Sr. Ellen Kelly carrying a lighted lantern, accompanied by Sr. Zelna on the drum, the participants processed from the garden to the meeting room, full of hope and expectancy, the strains of the gathering song “God Delights in You” (Monica Brown) echoing in their ears. The session had... suite
The hot topic on the minds of the Good Shepherd family is the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. Hundreds of "freedom warriors" from border states began rallying at the detention camps in Tornillo, Texas, in late June. Their aim has been to show the nation that... suite
Greetings from the International Committees (IC)! The 3 International Committees (IC) met in Rome from 11-15 June for the 3 rd time. The goal of the meeting was to create a report and recommendations from the data gathered from the Conversation Circles of the 5 regions, regarding Community for... suite