Through the years the Motherhouse swimming pool has been the source of treasured memories for Sisters, Associates, family members and friends. On Monday, May 15, 2023, almost 60 years after it was first dedicated, demolition began on the Sisters of Charity pool. While its presence will be missed, memories from that opening year to the final summer are fond and plentiful. Read More.
How do a Guatemalan bag sold in the Motherhouse Gift Shop and a specially programmed hearing device find themselves as companions at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse? Read More.
After nearly 400 years, a 1644 gold chalice that was displayed at the MSJ Motherhouse was returned to its homeland of Ireland. Read More.
Congratulations to Sisters of Charity Sally Duffy, Annie Klapheke and Joyce Richter, and SC Associate Karen Martin who were four of the 10 persons joining the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center Flying Pig Team to raise money in support of the work of IJPC. Read More.
S. Judith Bonini, IHM, has been involved in retreat/spiritual direction for more than 20 years. Presently she is pastoral services director at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan. Her deep love is spiritual direction and retreat ministry. S. Judith invites the person to name God’s invitation, to reverence and to respond to this mystery as it unfolds in one’s life experiences.
S. Maureen Heverin, SC, received formal training in spiritual direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio, in 1990. Her ministry experience includes elementary and adult education, social service work, spiritual formation, and leadership in the Sisters of Charity. Presently, S. Maureen’s ministry in the Spirituality Center includes spiritual direction, directing retreats and facilitating various spiritual programs.
S. Mary Ann Humbert, SC, participated in the summer Institute in Spiritual Direction out of Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, and studied in the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her internship in retreat and spiritual direction at Milford Spiritual Center where she subsequently worked as part of the internship training team. She has conducted prayer classes, retreat opportunities and adult educational sessions for men and women from diverse religious traditions. She is trained in bio-spirituality and focusing and has been journeying with others as a spiritual director since 1973.
Hiding in the persons, places, events and things of our everyday life, God invites us to come closer. We open our eyes and adopt habits that slow us down in preparation to meet God. This retreat explores ordinary means that we can use to wake up our contemplative awareness in daily living. Come and refresh your way of being and encounter the Divine. For more information.
Newsletters & Publications
Vocation/Formation Future Planning and Dreaming
Sisters of the Vocation/Formation Team and collaborators gathered over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2023, at Lake Lorelei for a time of prayer, planning and team building. The weekend, which included Pentecost Sunday, was spent in community dreaming and visioning for the future.
SCs Recognize Employee Anniversaries
On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the Sisters of Charity Community recognized employees celebrating special anniversaries this past year. Employees celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 40 years of service were recognized as well as four retirees. We would like to thank each of the honored guests for their hard work, dedication and the thousands of big and little things they do every day to give the Sisters such high-quality care. Congratulations!
Community Action Group Continues Work
Mother Margaret Hall Sisters from the Community Action Group completed their project with Healthy Moms & Babes last week. In March the group hosted a baby shower to benefit the organization whose mission is to increase infant survival as well as foster the health of women, children and families. The group sewed homemade tote bags and filled them with supplies for moms and babies. In addition they raised more than $200 to donate.
National Nursing Home Week Concludes
The Sisters of Charity finished celebrating National Nursing Home Week (May 14-20) with a Talent Show on Thursday, May 18. The event was well attended by both Sisters and employees and showcased an array of talent. Highlights included storytelling, musical performances, comedy skits and dancing. On Friday, May 19, employees and Sisters were treated to a grill out on the Motherhouse patio. The week brought together many with activities and opportunities to have fun and celebrate.