Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, JD (Adrian), published an article (“Sisters of Earth: An emerging consciousness”) Oct. 16 in the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report. Sister Pat director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. Read article
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Sister Janice McLaughlin, MM, president of Maryknoll Sisters, was honored as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania Oct. 15 at the governor’s residence in Harrisburg. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Sister Janice has been president of Maryknoll Sisters since 2008. Prior to her presidency, she spent nearly 40 years living and working as a missioner in Africa. Read more
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is working diligently to ensure that the voices of women are well represented and accounted for in the post-2015 agenda. This year, the CSW is addressing one area of concern from the Beijing Platform (an action plan document for advancing women’s rights) per month. October’s theme focused on women and poverty.
On Oct. 3, novices from the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Western Province) joined the Capuchin friars at the National Shrine of St. Francis in San Francisco, California, to celebrate the vigil of the Feast of St. Francis. Read more, view photos
The Eco-Justice Center, a sponsored ministry of the Racine Dominicans in Racine, Wisconsin, is celebrating 10 years of environmental education this month. Recent activities at the center included a Fall Festival, Beach and Neighborhood Cleanup, and a Brick Oven Pizza Bake. Photos and a new video with an interview with Sister Janet Weyker, OP, director, are available on the center’s web site. Read more