MicroFinancing Partners in Africa
S. Caroljean Willie recently returned from her trip with MicroFinancing Partners in Africa. In reflection of her travels, she says, “Each trip to Africa for me is a lesson in gratitude. I meet people each time who are living in extreme poverty yet are so grateful for the help we were able to give which has enabled them to put food on their tables and send their children to school. I return home each time with a prayer that I may learn to live with a heart filled with gratitude for the gifts I have been given and accept the responsibility that accompanies those gifts. Those living in poverty have so much to teach me if I am open to listening.”
Celebrating Black History Month -
Servant of God S. Thea Bowman, FSPA
We acknowledge the contributions to religious life and the Church provided by Servant of God Thea Bowman, FSPA. S. Thea grew up in rural Jackson, Mississippi, and died in 1990 at the young age of 52. In 1989 S. Thea addressed the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, challenging them on the racist attitudes in the Church. She inspired thousands of people with her words and her voice, sharing her cultural heritage and spirituality in prayer, song and preaching. She embraced Catholicism as a child, became a woman religious as an adult, in a predominating white Community, but never abandoned her ‘blackness.’ She was able to cross cultural boundaries and share her gifts while uplifting and learning the cultural gifts of others. We remain grateful for her life and her influence in the Church.
S. Montiel Rosenthal Honored
Congratulations to S. Montiel Rosenthal, MD, who was named as one of the “Best Doctors” in 2019 by Cincy Magazine. S. Montiel ministers as a clinical professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine for the University of Cincinnati, and is faculty for The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency Program. S. Montiel recently took part in the Women in Medicine educational event at The Christ Hospital developed to encourage teen girls to consider their future career as a physician.
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