Friday, February 25, 2011

Lenten Morning of Prayer for Women Sponsored by The Womens' Table of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Spa for the Soul:
A Lenten Retreat Day
for Women
Sponsored by: The Women’s Table of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Do you know a mom with a child(ren) with physical, developmental and/or emotional challenges?
Invite her to come away for a few hours to be refreshed!
Saturday, March 26, 2011 – 8:30am-12:00noon
(8:30 registration & refreshments/9:00 program begins)
Motherhouse, Penthouse
For more information download the attached flyer


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Soundings Update from the Sisters of St. Joseph

The latest issue of Soundings Update is available at:
Read about one of our sisters who celebrated her 100th birthday and continues to enjoy her avocations of gardening and sewing.

Don't miss page two of this issue. There are several events coming up that are free and open to the public:
  • Spa for the Soul: A Lenten Retreat Day for Women. This is sponsored by The Women’s Table of the Sisters of St. Joseph. It is for women with children who living with developmental and/or emotional challenges.
  • A showing of the movie, Food, Inc., the story of our food.

  • Anti-Trafficking Symposium sponsored by the Anti-Trafficking Coalition of the Boston Unit of LCWR Region I.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sisters of St. Joseph Federation Event & Bethany Health Care Center

I feel as if I've been a little lax about  this blog for the past week. It's hardly because of any lack of content to post.
 Last week I was in St. Louis at a planning meeting for the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Event 2011. You can learn more about by going to the main site for the U.S. Federation and clicking on the icon at the right. The event is shaping up to be very exciting. We stayed at the Millenium Hotel where the event will take place. The entire hotel staff and management was wonderful. We wondered how the hotel staff would respond to close to 900 sisters and associates decending on  their hotel for four days. We learned that one women allways takes vacation in early July but has actually changed her vacation time to be present with us. I certainly feel a sense of partnership and welcome with the hotel.

Needless to say, after being away for five days, I came home to a very busy end of the week. In my absence, the snow banks had turned to ice banks. Every chance we get, we chip away a little more ice from the walkway to our driveway. The roads are still quite narrow with all the snow banks and even where there are cleared sidewalks, adventurous children insist on sprinting precariously atop the steep banks rather then opt for the safety of the sidwalk. The slightest misstep and one of these children could be under someone's car. It's scary!

On a more positive note: Tonight I arrived home to the news that Bethany, our health care center, has been written up in U.S. News Report. It is among 18 nursing facilities out of 15,500 nationwide that is listed in an article called: Best Nursing Homes: the U.S.News Honor Roll. This is due to a lot of hard work and committment on the part of the staff and administration at Bethany Health Care Center.