Photo of the Week: Dominican Sisters of Tacoma Creating “Something New”–Celebrating a Covenant Relationship

The Sisters of Providence Council and the Dominican Leadership Team with Sister Jo Ann and her advisers. L to R: Sisters Judith Desmarais, SP; Peg Murphy, OP; Senaida Rivera, OP, Advisor; Jo Ann Showalter, SP, Congregation Leader; Patricia Morisset, OP, Advisor; Josie Ramac, SP; Sharon Casey, OP; and Joan Galloper, SP. Missing: Sister Philomena McCarthy, OP, Advisor.

“June 29 was a significant moment for the Sisters of St. Dominic of Tacoma. We gathered at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Burien, WA, for the formal installation of Sister Jo Ann Showalter, SP, as our Pontifical Commissary. (Commissary is not a word we associate with a leader, but in Italian, commissario does mean leader, or one who is sent. Using more familiar language, we will refer to her as our Congregation Leader.)

The nine-year journey completes the structural parts of our covenant with the Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province (MJP). Our sisters needing assisted or skilled care have resided at St. Joseph Residence for over 25 years, our financial management is taken care of at the Providence Provincial Office in Renton, and our governance […].”

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