California SNJM News

Tuesday
Jan172017

Congratulations Sr. Colleen!

Sr. Colleen Kern is Recognized for Her Volunteer Work with Young Readers

The Marin Independent Journal has honored Sr. Colleen as "Volunteer of the Week" for her ministry with struggling readers through Experience Corps Marin. Sr. Colleen volunteers with the agency to help students in kindergarten through third grade, who live in the Marin County communities of Novato and San Rafael. "Sr. Colleen is dedicated and caring," says Cathy Falco, a second-grade teacher at Coleman Elementary School. "She teaches children to be responsible and independent. She is unwavering in her belief that if students persevere, they will become excellent learners and eventually successful adults. We are fortunate to have her teach our children."

 

Tuesday
Jan172017

Associate-Sponsored Retreat in California

From Nov. 11-13, more than 40 Sisters and Associates gathered at Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz for the annual Associate-sponsored retreat. This year the retreat focused on "God's Tender Touch of Mercy." Kathleen Schinhofen, MM., D.Min. was an outstanding presenter and guided participants through the weekend with three sessions: "Mercy for You," "Mercy for the Earth" and "Mercy for All." Retreatants enjoyed ample time for silence and discussion. During Mass, the group welcomed a new Associate, Sally Jo Greig shown here with Sr. Molly Neville. The November weekend by the sea was full of the bright supermoon, days of sunshine, large crashing waves, and the renewal of SNJM bonds from our shared charism.

Friday
Nov042016

A Nun's Life Podcast-- live interview with two California Sisters

On Friday, October 21 Sr. Cynthia Canning and Sr. Sally Gunn were interviewed live at the Marie Rose Chapel in Campbell for A Nun’s Life Podcast. In the recording, Sr. Sally and Sr. Cynthia responded to questions from listeners, talked about their call to religious life and exchanged insights about faith and ministry with the program's two hosts.  To listen to the podcast and read Sr. Cynthia and Sr. Sally’s bios, click here.

A Nun's Life Ministry is working with Sr. Miriam Malone to showcase SNJM life and vocation stories as part of its "Motherhouse Road Trip" podcast. A Nun's Life was founded by two IHM Sisters, Julie Vieira and Maxine Kollasch. Their traveling podcast is designed to give listeners a virtual encounter with Catholic Sisters across the country.

Friday
Nov042016

Celebrating the 101st Birthday of Sr. Ruth Raftery

With great joy the Sisters at Our Lady of Fatima Villa in Saratoga helped Sr. Ruth Raftery celebrate her 101st birthday on October 12th. Outside on the patio, all indulged in Ruth's favorite dessert - root beer floats.