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Dubuque: Remarkable Women

Dubuque: Remarkable Women
19 Mar, 2021
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In honor of Women’s History Month, every week women in the New Orleans community are being highlighted for their extraordinary work. Sister Julie Marsh is featured for her remarkable work in providing a home to the hopeless and homeless at Hotel Hope. Remarkable Women: Providing a home to the hopeless and homeless, at Hotel Hope by Peyton LoCicero NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — This is not your typical hotel. “Welcome to Hotel Hope!” And, working there is not the usual hotel management. “I’m Sister Julie. I’m so glad you are here.” No matter who you…

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Aberdeen: Continuing Our Lenten Journey

Aberdeen: Continuing Our Lenten Journey
19 Mar, 2021
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This Lenten season, we are focusing ourselves on Pope Francis’s Encyclical, Laudato Si’, Care of our Common Home. A calendar was mailed to the parishioners of some of our Diocesan parishes, as well as family and friends of our congregation. The calendar provides simple ways we may turn our focus to the care of relationships we have with God, with ourselves, Mother earth and with our communities, offering hope to ourselves and each other. You may view this calendar on our website by CLICKING HERE. On Saturday, February 20, we hosted our annual…

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Union: NL – A Reflection for Presentation Day 2020 from Holly Foley

Union: NL – A Reflection for Presentation Day 2020 from Holly Foley
19 Mar, 2021
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Holly Foley, a member of the Virginia Water Contemplative Center, shares her special reflection for Presentation Day 2020. I would like to offer a personal reflection on my experience of hearing the whisper of my own “yes” as I stepped onto a path that was certainly not a part of my “plan.” I cannot even pinpoint the moment of how it came to be, that I would be working with the Presentation Sisters as a member of the Virginia Water Contemplative Centre. Though, what I do know, the years of relational practice, sitting…

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Dubuque Associate Offering Support to Others Through Jail and Prison Ministry

18 Mar, 2021
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by Jody Tomkins, Dubuque Presentation Associate In October 2019, associate Kim Schmidt reached out to her Nano’s Hands associate group regarding her interest in Jail and Prison Ministry (JPM) through Catholic Charities in Dubuque. Kim arranged for her group to meet with Deacon Bill Hickson, coordinator of Jail and Prison Ministry with Catholic Charities. Deacon Bill suggested that the associates attend drug court since most of the recovering clients are required to attend. Drug court is a special initiative that gives people facing sentences for nonviolent crimes stemming from their addictions an alternative to jail. Instead, they are offered a spot in a 12- to 18-month program. To graduate, participants must undergo intensive…

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Aberdeen: Our Faithful Journey Continues

18 Mar, 2021
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Last fall, we wrote about our congregation beginning the transition out of our convent. It has not been an easy process, as this has been our home since 1952. Through continued prayer and discernment, we focused on mission and remembered the reasons that led us to build the two new residences, in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen. As our health needs of the sisters changed we had fewer sisters living at the Convent and our current reality had altered. These two new residences allow for a smaller carbon footprint and a better stewardship of…

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