Once again the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates are among the four Lead Sponsors for the JRLC Day on the Hill. JRLC and the Sisters of St. Joseph have long collaborated on a variety of issues that affect the marginalized among us. Once again the Justice Office is hosting the Sisters of St. Joseph display table with information available representing a variety of departments, including a our Justice Commission 2014 Upcoming Events and websites bookmark which remains the number one take-away from our table.
Many also come to hear about how a sister is now doing, ask if we know a sister, and so on. So here are a few of the JRLC Pearls so far this morning:
~~ I just wanted to stop by and congratulate the sisters on National Catholic Sisters Week
~~ How do you say that any way, is it Carondelet (let) or Carondelet (lay). Will I ever remember it is Carondelet (let)?
~~ Will Sister Gina be here today?
~~I hope Sister John Christine will be here. ~~ I just had to stop and say that Sister Mary Heinen was from my district. I can hardly believe she has passed. She was such a knowledgeable and inspiring woman. I especially miss her here today!
~~ Do you offer social justice retreats?
~~ Do you happen to now where Anika Walz is now?
~~ I don’t suppose you know Sister Althea? I know her from retreats and workshops we have shared.
~~ Did you ever know Sister Carmella who started the school patrol? I am her nephew.
~~ Wisdom Ways is fabulous. I have been attending their offerings for years. Their retreats, events and offerings are always fabulous.
~~ I feel so hopeful after hearing about what you are doing on so many fronts. I could go home right now and the day would be a success.
All this by the time I started writing this blog at 9:30!
As the morning continues…
~~ A woman just dashed up … grabbed the bookmark and enthusiastically said, “I JUST LOVE THE SISTERS!!”
~~I mentioned to a Rochester Franciscan how thrilled I am that they are hosting Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C. Director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame in April. She said she was not signed up and asked if she should be. I suggested it would be very worth her while and important for the passage of immigration reform. She said “I will when I get back today!”
~~ “How is Sister Char Madigan? We traveled the state educating people on the reality of domestic violence. She was the Catholic and I was the Lutheran! Will you please greet her for me?”
Posted by Ginger K. Hedstrom, Justice Associate