Navigate to...

Consecrated Life Contact:

Maria Reinagel
Director
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-3131 ext. 2865

Sharings, an Occasional Newsletter

August 2019

“Nothing great is ever achieved without enduring much.” St. Catherine of Siena 

THE SISTERS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD CELEBRATE 175 YEARS OF MINISTRY IN THE UNITED STATES

On July 23, the Sisters of the Precious Blood celebrated 175 years of ministering in the United States! We join them in raising hearts of gratitude to God for their service and presence among us!

From June 24 – July 1, the feast of the Precious Blood, they held their quadrennial Assembly, which included the election of new leadership. The results of the elections held at that Assembly are as follows:

Sister Edna Hess, CPPS – President
Sister Patty Kremer, CPPS – Vice President/Councilor
Sister Margo Young, CPPS – Councilor
Sister Ann Clark, CPPS – Councilor
Sister Marla Gipson, CPPS – Councilor

Installation for the new leadership team will be held Sunday, August 4. Congratulations and a promise of prayers.  For a picture, see here.

FORMATION NEWS

Michelle Blevins, a postulant with the Sisters of Notre Dame, will celebrate her entrance into the canonical year of her novitiate on August 23, 2019 in the provincial center chapel in Chardon, Ohio. Let us keep her in our prayers as she prepares for this momentous event!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR FOR 150 YEARS

On Friday, August 30, the feast day of their foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, the Little Sisters of the Poor will have a Mass to close this special year of thanksgiving for 150 years of Service. All are welcome to attend. A small reception will follow in their auditorium. For more details please call their Home or visit their website. Please join us for this special Mass!

IN OUR OWN WORDS NEXT STEPS

Evaluations of the event revealed enthusiasm for finding a way to further the discussion, and many offered creative ideas about how that can happen.  We encourage you to think about how to continue the conversation in your own congregations.  You could watch the livestream (https://vimeo.com/337334910) and discuss in small and/or large groups; read In Our Own Words and have book sharing groups; or use a chapter or two as reflection material for congregational meetings.

Books can be purchased online:

English: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Own-Words-Religious-Changing/dp/0814645208

Spanish: https://www.amazon.com/nuestras-propias-palabras-religiosa-cambiante/dp/1532048718

We are looking for an intergenerational, inter-congregational group to help plan a follow-up event.  Please consider responding to this invitation and call (513-421-3131 X 2865) or write me (mreinagel@catholiccincinnati.org) if you would be interested in being on the committee. Thank you for considering this request.

DATES FOR YOUR INFORMATION
+Wednesday, October 2 – Major Superiors meet with the Archbishop
+Saturday, October 19 – Day of Reflection sponsored hosted by Inter-community Spirituality Committee
+Saturday, October 26 – Archdiocesan Jubilee Celebration

2020
+Thursday, April 16 – IMAR Workshop with Wayne Fitzpatrick, MM (Touching the Holy and Meeting God in Times of Change and Transition)