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Sr. Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN
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Sharings, an Occasional Newsletter

June, 2019

All I ask is one thing, please do not be cynical. …
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get.
But if you work hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.
Conan O’Brien

THE CONSECRATED WOMEN OF REGNUM CHRISTI CELEBRATE
On the Feast of Christ the King last year, the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi were canonically established as a society of apostolic life of pontifical right. These past ten years have been a long road of renewal that eventually led us to discern that a Society of Apostolic Life was the best choice for our configuration- among those offered by the current Code of Canon Law. As canon 731.1 says, “Societies of apostolic life resemble institutes of consecrated life; …, pursue the apostolic purpose proper to the society and leading a life in common as brothers or sisters according to their proper manner of life, strive for the perfection of charity through the observance of the constitutions.” And canon 731.2 reads “…members assume the evangelical counsels by some bond defined in the constitutions.” Some of the more well-known Societies of apostolic life include: the Glenmary Home Missioners, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood and the Daughters of Charity.

On December 8, 2019 they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the first three Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. It seems fitting that the motto for their jubilee year is: “I will put my Spirit in you and you will live again.” (Ez. 37:14) They are international but celebrations have been organized on a territorial level. In North America, three territories-that of the United States, will join the territories of Mexico city and Monterrey by coming together at our formation center in Monterrey, Mexico over new year’s. They will celebrate together, in praise and thanksgiving to God, by renewing our consecration, opening our hearts and deepening our personal commitment through prayer, conferences, workshops and times of fraternal communion.

NEWS FROM THE POOR CLARES
The Monastery of the Poor Clares in Memphis, Tennessee has decided to close. Mary Anthony Nelson, OSC has entered into the transfer process to join the Poor Clares here; she will join them by the end of the year. Alma Lagerg, OSC is in need of skilled care and will join the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Health Center Community. The Sisters of Notre Dame and the Ursuline sisters living there are eager to learn more about the Poor Clare way of life and look forward to welcoming Alma in early June.

GLENMARY HOME MISSIONERS
In May Glenmary Father Dan Dorsey was elected president, Father Aaron Wessman was chosen as first-vice-president and Brother Larry Johnson as second-vice-president. Congratulations and a promise of prayers. For a picture go to: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/religious/new-leadership/.
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANONIZATION OF ST. JULIE BILLIART
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur celebrate this anniversary on June 22nd. To learn more about her canonization go to: www.sndohio.org Winter Cross Currents.

PRAY FOR THESE UPCOMING CHAPTERS
During the week of April 21st, the Chapter of Elections for the Sisters of Divine Providence was held and Barbara Rohe, CDP was elected Provincial Superior. Her Council will be elected June 25 – 29 and their five year term will begin after that on a date to be determined, probably July 26th.
The Sisters of the Precious Blood will have their quadrennial Assembly, which includes the election of new leadership, from June 24 – July 1.

CHANGES AT THE CATHOLIC TELEGRAPH
There are three new staff members: Jessica Rinaudo, Editorial Director; Dominick Albano, Director of Digital Engagement; and Margaret Swenson, Director of Video Content. Jessica comes to us from Shreveport, LA; Dominick from Florence, KY and Margaret from Hamilton, OH. Margaret’s videos on the Diaconate and Priesthood Ordinations are receiving rave reviews; they can be found at: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/. It is expected that the Catholic Telegraph will go from its newspaper format to a magazine, by about this time next year. Freelance writers will be used rather than having on staff writers.

KNOW OF ANYONE…
Georgia Kitt, SC has large box of rosary making materials for anyone who would like to have them. Do you know of someone in your congregation or among your friends that is into rosary making? The supplies include beads, chains, joiners, tools, etc. Georgia can deliver the materials to if necessary. If interested, contact Georgia Kitt, SC at: georgia.kitt@srcharitycinti.org

RESOURCES
A webinar sponsored by RFC on Abuse of Power is Religious Life: In this presentation on Wednesday, June 26, John Tourangeau, O. Praem. will engage several topics related to clergy sexual abuse and the role and dynamics of power. He will give a brief sketch of the historical considerations and then explore the critical need for greater awareness of the dynamics of communal power through honest dialogue and ongoing education. How do we oppose the culture of power and clericalism in the formation process, for example? Fr. John will also cover how power is informed by Gospel values and Christian mission. If you are interested I can email you more information.

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)