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Union: US – A Haven within a Haven

Union: US – A Haven within a Haven
21 May, 2021
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Some nine months ago, it was determined that the sisters living at Sacred Heart Convent in Fargo would relocate. One obvious choice was to return to our former convent which is now a beautiful retirement facility named Riverview Place. Sixteen of us are sprinkled throughout the four wings of the building. In the day when 60-70 sisters lived here, the building didn’t seem so large. But now it takes a conscious effort to rub shoulders and keep in touch with each other. While we have settled into our living spaces and meet twice…

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Union: US – Newly Organized Guadalupe Community

20 May, 2021
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The 18 sisters living in six houses in Southern California and the five sisters residing at Regina Residence, the retirement home of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, recently organized themselves to become one local community. Guadalupe was the chosen name of this new local community. Sister Jane Bonar was appointed local leader of the Guadalupe Community and took office as of May 1, 2021. Every community member, having been fully vaccinated, gathered for a picnic April 25 in Watts, Los Angeles. It was the first gathering of the sisters after over a…

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Union: NL – Sharing Stories of Parish Ministry, Piccadilly, NL, during COVID-19

Union: NL – Sharing Stories of Parish Ministry, Piccadilly, NL, during COVID-19
20 May, 2021
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[caption id="attachment_2552" align="alignright" width="300"] Sister Rosalie at a arish baptism pre-COVID[/caption] The 2020 year of ministry in the parish community of Our Lady of Fatima, Piccadilly, NL Canada, is mostly an account of our ministry in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic as we continued to make efforts to be present to our parishioners during this disconcerting and difficult period. Our first pandemic lockdown came in March 2020, cancelling all Lenten services with the closure of the church, the pivotal place in this small community. Each Wednesday and Thursday contact was maintained…

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Aberdeen Celebrates Virtual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Aberdeen Celebrates Virtual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
20 May, 2021
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The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is a family event that brings together the business and civic community of Sioux Falls, S.D., and the surrounding area to welcome, appreciate and celebrate the Latino cultures among us. While observing this traditional Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo in Sioux Falls creates awareness of and develops pride in the diverse Latino cultures that make up our community. The fiesta benefits our sponsored ministry, Caminando Juntos (walking together), and is a major funding source for the ministry each year.  Caminando Juntos began in 2002 and continues to grow…

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Aberdeen: Joining Together to Make a Difference on Earth Day

Aberdeen: Joining Together to Make a Difference on Earth Day
20 May, 2021
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On April 22 we honored over 50 years of celebrating Earth Day. To commemorate this day, we partnered with local students from Roncalli High School and Presentation College as we worked together to clean up our local areas (image above). The sun was shining as students joined sisters and staff to clean the grounds at Presentation Heights and the grounds at Mother Joseph Manor Park, which is adjacent to our new Presentation Place residence. [caption id="attachment_2539" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Cleaning up at Bishop Dudley Hospitality House in Sioux Falls.[/caption] We continued our Earth Day…

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