California SNJM News

Friday
Jun262015

Charism Retreat at Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz  

On June 20, Sisters and Associates gathered at Villa Maria del Mar for a day retreat to hear Sister Lorna Cooney (Quebec), SNJM Charism Director, speak about the spirit and charism of Blessed Marie Rose and our early foundresses as lived through the Pilgrimage of the Heart Retreats. Sr. Lorna shared stories and video clips of retreat gatherings and sacred sites. Attendees were truly inspired by the Holy Spirit's love and energy unifying our mission and ministry.

Friday
Jun262015

Associate "Come and See" Day in Southern California

On June 20, the Southern CA Mission Centre presented a "Come and See" retreat day for prospective Associate candidates at Ramona Convent. Attended by three candidates, Sharon, Margaret and Christian, the Sisters and Associates invited the candidates to reflect on the SNJM Core Values as part of their discernment

Wednesday
Jun242015

Installation of Archbishop Wester in Santa Fe

Throughout the activities of his installation as the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe, NM, John Charles Wester,  wore his pin as an SNJM Associate. Sister Rosemary Everett and Sister Fran Kearney, SNJM, long-time friends of Archbishop Wester, share that the installation was the most culturally rich ceremony they have ever experienced. Many aspects of Catholic culture, going back to the 1500s, were incorporated. Read more, and see photos at: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/faithful-gather-for-santa-fe-archbishop-s-installation/article_a8989732-0ad1-11e5-8243-ff1d75ac8299.html

Wednesday
Jun242015

California Senior Jubilee Celebration

The Senior Jubilee celebration for California Sisters was held at St. Mary's Church in Los Gatos on June 7. A memorial for 60-year Jubilarian Shirley Sexton, SNJM (deceased) was included.