March 5, 2015 - Sisters of Mercy

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SEMIMONTHLY COMMUNICATION FROM SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
March 5, 2015
HIGHLIGHTS
In memoriam
• Sister Mary Felice Byrnes
• Sister Mary Mel Gordy
• Sister Maria
Carolina Hernandez
WAKE UP THE WORLD !
Claim the power of Christ crucified
Sunday’s scripture calls us
to “preach Christ crucified”
(1 Cor 1:24). And we say
“thanks be to God.” Catherine McAuley founded the
Sisters of Mercy upon crucified love. And we say “for
time and eternity.”
2015 Year of Consecrated Life
Year of Consecrated Life
Guam sisters host day of
celebration
CALENDAR
March 8
International
Women’s Day
March 8-14
National Catholic
Sisters Week
March 17
St. Patrick’s Day
Sisters of Mercy –
South Central Community
101 Mercy Drive
Belmont, NC 28012-2898
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In this season, when the
church calls us into the
annual practices of Lent, we
receive another opportunity to own and to act on the Spirit given to us
as part of our Christian heritage and religious tradition. It is here for us
to claim, deep in our spiritual DNA. We have only to look closely into
our hearts and reject the false treasures and promises of pleasure and
satisfaction. Instead, claim the power of Christ crucified. In our honest
recognition of life’s terms, we acknowledge the promise of everlasting
life in the suffering and resurrection of Jesus, God with us.
We, who are called Mercy, are walking together toward the God who
is revealed in the sufferings of humanity. Again and again, until we
understand, we see love given freely and mercy, not sacrifice. Let our
lives witness to this deepest of our beliefs.
In memoriam
She had lived at Catherine McAuley Convent in
Barling since 2006.
Sister Mary Felice
Byrnes died peacefully on Sunday, March
1, 2015, at Mercy
Convent in Savannah, Georgia. A Sister
of Mercy for 80 years,
she was 98.
After receiving a
bachelor’s degree in
education from Mount
Sister Mary Felice Byrnes
St. Agnes College in
Baltimore, Maryland, Sister Felice ministered for
many years as a teacher. She began teaching at
St. Bernard’s School in Baltimore, continuing at
schools in Alabama, Georgia and Virginia.
Sister Maria Carolina
Hernandez died peacefully on Friday, February
27, 2015, at Catherine’s
Residence in St. Louis,
Missouri. She was 84
and had been a Sister
of Mercy for 53 years.
Before retiring to Mercy Convent, Sister Felice
served as the coordinator for retired sisters in
Savannah and Macon, Georgia.
Sister Maria Carolina,
who became a registered X-ray technologist
Sister Maria Carolina
in 1959, ministered
Hernandez
at St. John’s Mercy
Medical Center in St. Louis and at hospitals in
Kansas; Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; and
Springfield, Missouri. She also ministered at
McAuley Hall Convent in St. Louis, the Mexican
American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas,
and McAuley Convent in Barling, Arkansas.
An extended obituary is included with today’s
attachments.
Moving forward spiritually
Sister Mary Mel
Gordy died peacefully
on Monday, March
2, 2015, in Barling,
Arkansas. A Sister of
Mercy for 73 years,
Sister Mary Mel was
89 years old.
Book review by Sister Virginia Ann Froehle
Sacred Fire: A Vision for a
Deeper Human and Christian Maturity by Ronald
Rolheiser, OMI. New
York: Image, 2014.
Born in New Orleans,
Louisiana, Sister Mary
Mel earned her bachSister Mary Mel Gordy
elor’s and master’s
degrees from Loyola University.
In The Holy Longing,
Father Ronald Rolheiser
offered guidelines for
basic Christian living. In
Sacred Fire, he moves the
reader to a more fervent
Christian discipleship.
She ministered for many years as a teacher of
fourth through eighth grades at schools in New
Orleans, Metairie, and Jeanerette, Louisiana.
Later, she served on the support staff at Mercy
Hospital in New Orleans.
The movement from youth to adulthood,
immaturity to maturity, is a “mammoth one,”
says Rolheiser. It goes from concern with self
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Celebrating Year of Consecrated Life h
Celebrating our sisters
As part of our continuing observation of the
Year of Consecrated
Life, today’s attachments include a listing
that recognizes sisters
who entered the
Community 65 to
69 years ago.
together, read from scripture and watched a
video of sisters reflecting on what drew them to
the Sisters of Mercy.
They also viewed a video produced by the
National Religious Vocation Conference highlighting women and men religious.
The prayer service concluded with the song
“Wake the World with Dawning Joy!” based on
the words of Pope Francis.
Sisters on Guam host ‘fun day
with the nuns’ for young adults
Playing a game of Farkel at the celebration of World Day
of Consecrated Life are, from left: Jeanne Montelya, Claire
Matanguihan, Sister Doris San Agustin, Sister Elizabeth
Uncangco, Sister Francis Marie Blas, Paige Crisologo,
and Angela Sy.
Celebrating World Day of Consecrated Life on Guam
are young men and women discerning religious life and
friends of the Sisters of Mercy. From left are Sister Maria Rosario Gaite, Melanie Mendiola, seminarian Junee
Valencia, April Quichocho, Sister Angela Perez, Frankie
Casil, seminarian Ricco Chaco, and Libby Vitug.
Pray, play and eat! That was how the Sisters of
Mercy on Guam celebrated World Day of Consecrated Life, hosting 13 young adults at Tai
Mercy Convent on February 7, 2015.
During what they called a “Fun Day with the
Nuns,” the sisters welcomed guests interested
in learning about consecrated life. They prayed
WAKE UP THE WORLD !
2015 Year of Consecrated Life
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and self-identity to pouring out one’s life for
others — in marriage, parenthood, work, ministry, and so on into the third age. Practical
examples to accomplish this passage form
the essence of the book.
Sister offers comforting presence
The author skillfully teaches prayer, to beginners
and also to those more advanced, as an important part of the journey at all levels. Another part
of the book is about blessing others, one way of
pouring out one’s life in love.
Rolheiser’s writing style is easy to follow. He
seems to use outlines throughout, such as
“four reasons,” “six principles,” “five qualities,”
and so on. On page 245, he states Ten Commandments for Mature Living — a list worth
reading daily for its inspiration and practicality.
I look forward to the third book he promises,
on dying.
Watch for future book reviews the first Thursday of
each month in future issues of enews.
Anti-racism workshop available
There are still openings in the “Analyzing and
Understanding Institutional Racism” workshop
offered this spring in two locations:
• May 28 – 31, 2015: Cabrini Center,
Des Plaines, Illinois;
• June 4 – 7, 2015: Mercy Center,
Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Sisters, associates and companions are encouraged to participate in this in-depth workshop
that provides a deeper understanding of the
history of racism and its continuing impact.
The Institute Anti-Racism Transformation Team
covers travel and accommodation costs for participants. Space is limited, so please click on the blue
word below to apply online by Monday, March 30:
Workshop
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Sister Maria Goretti Weldon confers with staff member
Lindsey Moore and Tim Johnston, president and chief
executive officer of Sisters of Mercy Services Corp.
Sister Maria Goretti Weldon, the youngest of eight
children, moved with her family at age 5 from
Pennsylvania to Shelby, North Carolina. Finding
few other Catholics in town, her mother asked a
priest to say Mass in their home for two years,
and the Weldons became one of five founding
families of Shelby’s first Catholic Church.
Sister Maria Goretti entered the Community in
1951 and professed perpetual vows in 1956. For
the past 15 years, she has ministered as director of mission and values for Sisters of Mercy
Services Corp., which operates four urgent care
centers in the North Carolina mountains. As a
liaison between patients and medical staff, she
offers comfort, a sympathetic ear, information,
and sometimes prayers.
“I’m a presence in the waiting rooms,” she says.
“I can soothe patients and update them on
the situation if the wait gets long.” Sometimes
anxious patients even ask her to accompany
them into treatment rooms.
To read more about her life and ministry, please
click on the blue words below:
Sister Maria Goretti
Watch for additional stories about sisters in ministry in
upcoming issues of enews.
Justice update
Honoring women’s history
March is National Women’s History Month, celebrated in schools, workplaces and communities
throughout the United States with this year’s theme,
“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” Its roots
go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New
York City factories protested working conditions.
The lives of women in the past teach that persistence and hope can lead to change despite
frustrations and setbacks on a long journey.
None of the women who started the women’s
suffrage campaign ever got to vote, for example.
Daisy Bates and her husband lost their newspaper business over their support for the students
who integrated Arkansas’ Little Rock Central
High in 1957. For more women’s stories, check
out a DVD from the attached list or click on the
blue words below:
poor. Two environmental organizations — the
U.S.-based Catholic Climate Covenant, and the
Global Catholic Climate Movement — offer excellent resources on Catholic environmental
teachings and the Anthropocene. The Institute
of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas belongs
to both groups, and individual memberships are
encouraged.
Seniors ‘let the good times roll’
Women’s history
Mercy supports Keystone veto
Mercy sisters and associates are pleased with
President Obama’s veto of legislation that would
have forced approval of the Keystone XL oil
pipeline. To read more, including a statement
from Sister Pat McDermott, please click on the
blue word below:
Keystone
Pope to issue environmental encyclical
Anthropocene, describing the current geological period, refers to the dramatic impact
of humans on Earth’s ecosystem, including
climate change.
Pope Francis will release an encyclical on the environment this summer. He and Pope Benedict, in
past speeches, have accepted scientific research
supporting the Anthropocene description.
Catholic response to climate change has focused
on its effects on people who are economically
Celebrating Mardi Gras at Ashé Cultural Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, are, from left, Sister Donald Mary Lynch,
Queen Betty McCree and Sister Jane Briseno.
Mercy Endeavors Senior Center kicked off its
carnival season on Wednesday, February 11,
2015, as seniors marched in a Mardi Gras
parade with students from St. Alphonsus Elementary School and their principal, Sister
Monica Ellerbusch, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The next day, the seniors and special guests
attended a festive Mardi Gras Ball at the Ashé
Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans. WDSUTV’s Gina Swanson presented the Royal
Court — Queen Betty McCree, King Antonio
Rojas, and their three maids, Marva Crayton,
Evelyn Collins, and Lizzie Randolph. Mercy
Endeavors Executive Director Sister Jane
Briseno and Sister Donald Mary Lynch joined in
the merriment, which included a three-course
meal and a dance competition.
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Guam panel discusses revolt
Ellen Curl. For further information
please contact Sister Suzanne Stalm at
[email protected] or 615.885.4041.
Aging conference planned
Mark your calendar for the Mercy Network on
Aging’s 16th National Conference — “Aging:
Making the Journey Together!” — October 15–17,
2015, in Omaha, Nebraska. To receive a brochure and registration form, please contact
Debra Allen at [email protected] or Jim King
at [email protected] and include your postal
address.
Panelists at the University of Guam discuss the 1986
revolution in the Philippines. From left are Dr. Vivian
Dames, moderator; Mar-Vic Cagurangan, managing editor of Marianas Variety; Sister Maria Rosario Gaite; Consul
Edgar Thomas Auxillian, Philippine Consulate General
Office; and Dr. Donald Platt, history professor, University
of Guam.
Enjoying a snow day
Sister Maria Rosario Gaite participated in
“EDSA in Retrospect: A Panel Discussion on the
29th Anniversary of the 1986 People Power
Revolution in the Philippines,” at the University
of Guam on February 25, 2015.
Sister Maria Rosario, who was a student at
Ateneo de Manila University in 1986, recalled
her study of liberation theology and growing
awareness of different forms of oppression and
abuses under the Marcos regime. She shared
her reflection on how participating in the peaceful revolution affected her as a young adult and
later as a Sister of Mercy.
EDSA, or Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, is the
freeway around Manila where Sister Maria Rosario
and her classmates camped during the uprising.
Sister Lucille Sluyter enjoys the snow Monday, February
23, 2015, at Catherine McAuley Convent in Barling,
Arkansas. Recent storms have brought snow and ice to
many parts of the South Central Community that rarely
experience such wintry landscapes.
Save the dates
Mercy in the news
Directed retreat offered
A directed retreat will be at Mercy Convent in
Nashville, Tennessee, from Sunday, May 10,
through Saturday, May 16, 2015. Directors are
Father Bob Ray, Sister Eileen Pistor and Sister
Snow day doesn’t halt learning
When Assumption High School in Louisville,
Kentucky, closed for a recent snow day, the
work continued for students in Becca Joaquin’s social studies classes. They received and
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completed assignments online. To see WDRBTV’s report on about how Assumption and other
schools are testing E-learning on snow days,
please click on the blue words below:
and the charism of Catherine McAuley; overseeing fundraising and development, finances, and
strategic planning; and cultivating relationships
with alumnae and the educational, civic, religious, and business communities.
Snow day
Ministry opportunities
Lay ecclesial ministers
Catholic Diocese of Jackson (Mississippi)
The lay ecclesial minister (LEM) is appointed by
the bishop as the canonical leader of a mission
or parish. Responsibilities include worship
leadership, administration, oversight of parish
activities and faith formation.
Two full-time LEM positions are available in
the Diocese of Jackson—in St. Matthew Mission
in Ripley, a bilingual rural community, in which
a working knowledge of Spanish is essential;
and St. James Parish in Leland, a Mississippi
Delta parish.
Applicants should send resumes to
Msgr. Elvin Sunds, Diocese of Jackson,
P.O. Box 2248, Jackson, MS 39225; or
[email protected]
Associate director of campus ministry
Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, Pennsylvania
The associate director collaborates with the
director of campus ministry to develop, implement and maintain a vital campus ministry
program for students, faculty and staff. Responsibilities include program development for
retreats, liturgical celebrations, service outreach, and direction for music ministry.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and
resume to the Office of Human Resources at
Mount Aloysius College.
President, Mount Mercy Academy
Buffalo, New York
The president’s primary responsibilities include
promoting the Catholic mission of the school
Applicants should submit a letter of application,
resume and three professional references to
Anita Crotty, chair of the Search Committee,
at [email protected] by Friday,
March 27, 2015.
Today’s attachments
• Directory changes for March 5, 2015
• Extended obituaries for Sister Mary Felice
Byrnes and Sister Ruth Nastold
• Year of Consecrated Life celebration of
sisters in Community 65 to 69 years
• DVDs on women’s issues and history
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Please send them to Beth Thompson, writer/
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Eastern Time for the next issue of enews, which
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Don’t forget to include the “Five Ws”—who,
what, where, when and why. Thanks.
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Directory Changes – March 5, 2015 First Name Last Name Correction Section Page(s)* Sr. Maria Carolina
Hernandez
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The Villa
6806 Bellona Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212-1219
410-377-2450
410-377-2501 (fax)
105
P.O. Box 2159
Laredo, TX 78044-2159
956-693-9731 (mobile)
[email protected]
Sr. Mary Kenneth
Sr. Olivia Maria
Sr. Patricia
McGuire
Obregon
Smith
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New ministry
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New Information Harmony House
106 Woodlawn Road
Baltimore, MD 21210-2545
410-371-2074 (mobile)
[email protected]
Theological Consultant
Same as Residence
Sr. Kathleen Marie
Tinnel
New residence
Sisters
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P.O. Box 2159
Laredo, TX 78044-2159
956-285-4030 (mobile)
[email protected]
Marcella
Bonar
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Will we all meet in heaven?
Oh what joy even to think of it.
Catherine McAuley
Sister Mary Felice Byrnes
Religious Sister of Mercy
January 26, 1917 – March 1, 2015
3+#
B
orn in Savannah, Georgia, Sister Mary Felice Byrnes entered
the Sisters of Mercy in 1934 and professed perpetual vows on
March 12, 1940. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from
Mount St. Agnes College in Baltimore, Maryland.
Anyone whoever spoke to Sister Mary Felice soon learned two
things that were important to her: She explained that “Felice” meant
“happy” and therefore she was “Sister Happy,” and she described all
her ministries.
Sister Mary Felice taught up and down the East Coast and served
as coordinator for St. Mary’s Home for girls in Savannah, where she
was affectionately known as “Mommy Felice.” She also ministered as
assistant mistress of novices in Baltimore and as administrator for
retired Sisters of Mercy at St. Vincent’s in Savannah, Georgia, and at
Mount de Sales Convent in Macon, Georgia, and did pastoral ministry
in Savannah. Finally, she would say that “God will call me and all the
angels and saints when he’s ready for my sixth career to be in paradise
with him.”
Proud of her Irish heritage, Sister Mary Felice would pull out her
green and white St. Patrick’s Day cap each year and wear it as she
watched the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on TV.
As Sister Maura McCartan, a close lifelong friend, described her,
“Sister Mary Felice was a woman of love, of mercy, and of sensitivity to
those in need—young and not so young. She was dedicated, sharing
selflessly, making everyone happy with that smile.
“She lives her vow of poverty faithfully. She rarely threw things away.
When we lived together in Salisbury, Maryland, she could never pass a
sale. The concrete evidence of that was that when she left for another
ministry, I did not have to buy any laundry detergent for two years!”
Sister Mary Felice once said: “Looking back at the many joys and
much happiness God has given me, I can truly say with Mary, ‘My
soul magnifies the Lord.’” Her ring motto is “Through Him, With Him
and in Him.”
Funeral Mass: M
arch 6, 2015, at St. Frances Cabrini Church in
Savannah, Georgia
Interment: March 6, Catholic Cemetery, Savannah
Will we all meet in heaven?
Oh what joy even to think of it.
Catherine McAuley
Sister Ruth Nastold
Religious Sister of Mercy
June 29, 1930 – February 17, 2015
3+#
S
ister Ruth Nastold was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Frank and Alice
Schoeny Nastold. She had three siblings—two of whom, Tom and
Mary Lou, are living. Her brother Don was a Jesuit priest.
Sister Ruth attended Mother of Mercy High School, where she began
to get to know the Sisters of Mercy. In her high school days, she was
on a softball team whose members still get together. A number of
teammates also became Sisters of Mercy. Sister Ruth wanted to enter
the convent immediately after high school, but she said her father
would not let her because he felt she was too worldly. So she worked
for two years and then entered the Community in 1950.
Among her many ministries, Sister Ruth taught and served as a
guidance counselor at her high school alma mater. Moving to Edgecliff
College, she became dean of students and director of student activities.
In 1975 she began ministering in healthcare, first at Our Lady of Mercy
Hospital, where she was manager of admitting and director of administrative affairs. In 1984 she became assistant to the president at Mercy
Hospital Anderson, and she served in that position until 2013, when she
retired to McAuley Convent.
During the time she lived at McAuley Convent, Sister Ruth was very
ill. Even so, she was always eager to have visitors and enjoyed going out
with friends when she felt well enough to do so. She never complained
except to say how tired she was.
Sister Ruth loved classical music and cultural activities. For many
years she ushered at the symphony and at three other theaters in
Cincinnati so she could see performances of all the plays in the city.
She made many friends through ushering, and people commented that
when you ushered with Sister Ruth, she knew all about you by the end
of the evening.
Sister Ruth also loved to share meals with her many groups of
friends. She kept up with those she had worked with in her various
ministries and met monthly for lunch with many of them.
During her most recent ministry at Mercy Anderson, Sister Ruth’s
office was at the entrance, convenient for everyone, with the door open
in welcome to all. Every person was important to her—each visitor,
patient and member of the hospital staff. She always gave them her
full attention.
Sister Ruth saw herself as extending the mercy of God by her attention to those who had died and those who grieved their loss. She never
retired at night without reading the obituaries because she wanted to
make sure she extended sympathy to the relatives of the deceased.
Sister Ruth was truly a Sister of Mercy to all those she met.
Funeral Mass: F
ebruary 23, 2015, St. Francis Xavier Church,
Cincinnati, Ohio
Interment: February 24, St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cincinnati
Wake up the world! Be
witnesses of a different
way of doing things, of
acting, of living!
~ Pope Francis
Celebrating our sisters and their lives
Sister Mary Concetta
Cardinale
Sister Mary Neil
Corcoran
Sister Maureen
Dees
St. Louis, Missouri
Towson, Maryland
Belmont, North Carolina
Entry date
April 9, 1945
Entry date
September 8, 1945
Entry date
June 2, 1945
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Sister Mary Macrina
Dorrian
Sister Mary Teresa
Finnegan
Sister Phyllis Ann
Gerold
Cincinnati, Ohio
Mobile, Alabama
Fremont, Ohio
Entry date
September 8, 1945
Entry date
September 7, 1945
Entry date
September 8, 1945
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Sister M. Madonna
Gies
Sister Mary Ruth
Graf
Baltimore, Maryland
Cincinnati, Ohio
Entry date
September 8, 1945
Entry date
September 8, 1945
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
March 5, 2015
Sister Jeanne Marie
Kienast
Sister Rita May
Killian
Sister Marion
Mordica
Belmont, North Carolina
Barling, Arkansas
Madison, Mississippi
Entry date
June 25, 1945
Entry date
September 7, 1945
Entry date
September 7, 1945
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Sister Mary Donata
Ovelgonne
Sister Agnes Marie
Boes
Sister Florence M.
Judge
Cincinnati, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Baltimore, Maryland
Entry date
September 8, 1945
Entry date
February 2, 1946
Entry date
February 2, 1946
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Sister Mary Rosella
McNamee
Sister Mary Dorothea
Montgomery
Sister Rita Mary
Wasserman
St. Louis, Missouri
Nashville, Tennessee
Fremont, Ohio
Entry date
February 2, 1946
Entry date
February 2, 1946
Entry date
February 2, 1946
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Years in Community
69 years
Sister Maura
Barga
Sister M. Sharon
Burns
Sister Mary Evelyn
Fournet
Cincinnati, Ohio
Baltimore, Maryland
Metairie, Louisiana
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Sister Madelyn Marie
Gordon
Sister Mary Noreen
Gray
Sister Marie
Hartmann
Fremont, Ohio
Fremont, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Sister Mary Bernarda
Hoff
Sister Irene Marie
Huber
Sister Julie
Reinschmidt
Belmont, North Carolina
Fremont, Ohio
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Entry date
September 1, 1946
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Sister Mary Amadeus
Richter
Sister Helen
Sigrist
Sister Elizabeth
Robertson
Cincinnati, Ohio
Baltimore, Maryland
Belmont, North Carolina
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Entry date
September 8, 1946
Entry date
January 6, 1947
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Sister M. Catherine
Reichenberg
Sister M. Elise
Schwalm
Sister Mary Ann
Brady
Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Fremont, Ohio
Entry date
February 2, 1947
Entry date
February 2, 1947
Entry date
September 8, 1947
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
68 years
Years in Community
67 years
Sister Mary Celeste
Fejarang
Sister Mary Aloyse
Gerhardstein
Sister M. Helen
McCreary
Tamuning, Guam
Cincinnati, Ohio
Baltimore, Maryland
Entry date
December 12, 1947
Entry date
September 8, 1947
Entry date
September 8, 1947
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Sister M. Agnese
Neumann
Sister Mary Alma
Pangelinan
Sister Joseph Marie
Perez
Elkridge, Maryland
Belmont, North Carolina
Barrigada, Guam
Entry date
September 8, 1947
Entry date
December 6, 1947
Entry date
December 12, 1947
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Sister Mary Angelica
Perez
Sister Mary Jean
Powers
Sister Mary David
Richard
Tamuning, Guam
St. Louis, Missouri
Tamuning, Guam
Entry date
July 20, 1947
Entry date
September 8, 1947
Entry date
September 15, 1947
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Sister Mary Fatima
Starks
Sister Marie Catherine
Wise
Sister Mary Benedict
Chung
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Fremont, Ohio
Kingston, Jamaica WI
Entry date
September 6, 1947
Entry date
September 8, 1947
Entry date
February 2, 1948
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Sister Dorothy
Dalton
Sister Mary Frances
Lueke
Sister Mary Jane
Magers
Fremont, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Fremont, Ohio
Entry date
February 2, 1948
Entry date
February 2, 1948
Entry date
February 2, 1948
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Sister Mary Jane
Martin
Sister M. Ellen
McSorley
Sister Evelyn
Muña
Fremont, Ohio
Ashland, Oregon
Tamuning, Guam
Entry date
February 2, 1948
Entry date
February 2, 1948
Entry date
January 9, 1948
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Years in Community
67 years
Sister Lucy
Beischel
Sister Marjorie
Bosse
Sister Patricia Agnes
Dowling
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Sister Elizabeth Mary
Dowling
Sister Charlotte Marie
Foppe
Sister Mary Ellen
Greeley
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
St. Louis, Missouri
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Sister Mary Padraic
Hallaron
Sister Mary Amelie
Hawxhurst
Sister Virginia Marie
Jones
New Orleans, Louisiana
Barling, Arkansas
St. Louis, Missouri
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
July 31, 1948
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Sister Marie Pierre
Martinez
Sister M. Amata
May
Sister Mary Janice
Meiners
Tamuning, Guam
Baltimore, Maryland
St. Louis, Missouri
Entry date
June 20, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Sister Barbara
Murray
Sister Mary Timothea
O’Neill
Sister M. Rose Elizabeth
Power
Pensacola, Florida
Cincinnati, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Sister Mary Francella
Schaapveld
Sister Bernadette Marie
Leon Guerrero
Sister Mary Alicia
McGinty
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tamuning, Guam
Louisville, Kentucky
Entry date
September 8, 1948
Entry date
December 12, 1948
Entry date
February 2, 1949
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
66 years
Sister M. Albertine
Paulus
Sister Joanne Mary
Braeunig
Sister Mary Carmen
Chen See
Knoxville, Tennessee
Cincinnati, Ohio
Kingston, Jamaica WI
Entry date
February 2, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
November 21, 1949
Years in Community
66 years
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Sister M. Assunta
Desposito
Sister Elizabeth
Foos
Sister Mary Julia
Godwin
Savannah, Georgia
Fremont, Ohio
Belmont, North Carolina
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
July 15, 1949
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Sister Mary de Lima
Hoffman
Sister Mary Magdala
Janz
Sister M. Zoe
Keller
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cincinnati, Ohio
Mobile, Alabama
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Sister Mary Placide
Kilcoyne
Sister M. Immaculee
McGill
Sister Jeanne-Margaret
McNally
Nashville, Tennessee
Timonium, Maryland
Belmont, North Carolina
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 3, 1949
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Sister Mary Concepta
Meno
Sister Joan
Nemann
Sister Mary Paulinus
Oakes
Tamuning, Guam
Cincinnati, Ohio
St. Louis, Missouri
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Sister Dorothy Ann
Plafcan
Sister Theresa
Schmidlkofer
Sister M. Valentina
Sheridan
Barling, Arkansas
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Atlanta, Georgia
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Entry date
September 8, 1949
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Sister Mary Agnes
Solari
Sister Mary Annunciata
Williamson
Sister Mary Gloria
Auer
Belmont, North Carolina
Kingston, Jamaica, WI
Toledo, Ohio
Entry date
August 14, 1949
Entry date
September 24, 1949
Entry date
February 2, 1950
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Sister Marie Yolanda
Burns
Sister Patricia
Durbin
Sister M. Rebecca
Elkins
Baltimore, Maryland
Belmont, North Carolina
Baltimore, Maryland
Entry date
February 2, 1950
Entry date
February 1, 1950
Entry date
February 2, 1950
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Years in Community
65 years
Sister Marie D.
Foley
Baltimore, Maryland
Entry date
February 2, 1950
Years in Community
65 years
Sisters of Mercy - South Central Community
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Issues Related to Women and Children
Alphabetized by Title
To check out any of these materials, e-mail [email protected]
Title
Length
Call Number
30 Women, 30 Stories
60
DVD 527
In honor of our 30th year and the over 1,000 women we have served over the past three decades,
Marian House has released a book to capture the tales of thirty of the women who have called Marian
House their home during their journeys from dependence to independence.
The book “30 Women, 30 Stories: Journeys of Recovery and Transformation” was publicly released on
June 21, 2012 at the Cork Gallery in Baltimore. This inspiring work commemorates Marian House’s 30th
anniversary year by profiling the remarkable transformation of 30 Marian House alumnae who overcame
addiction, trauma, incarceration, homelessness, mental illness and poverty to build independent,
productive lives. It is the centerpiece of a public education and advocacy project aimed at informing the
public on the correlated issues featured in “30 Women, 30 Stories”.
4 Little Girls
100
DVD 127
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes
the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins.
This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a
new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings
Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern. MPAA rating: Not rated.
Daughters of Wisdom
68
DVD 18
Daughters of Wisdom looks at the nuns of Kala Rongo Monastery in Tibet, who have an opportunity to
cultivate intellectual and spiritual lives traditionally reserved for men and who are quietly contributing
to the empowerment of women in Tibetan Buddhist culture.
Entertaining Angels
112
DVD 455
Dorothy Day is no saint. She lives hard, makes mistakes, ensures the consequences. But the
unquenchable fire burning within her cannot be contained. She wants to make a difference. During the
depression, Day vows to honor the homeless, feed the hungry and tend the sick.
Hear Us
16
DVD 271
In 2008, political violence erupted throughout Zimbabwe as a result of contested national elections.
Women of all ages, targeted for their political affiliations, were abducted from their workplaces and
homes and were raped, tortured and beaten in secret torture centers. It is estimated that from May to
July 2008, state-sanctioned groups raped over 2,000 women and girls. Women in Zimbabwe have
historically been subjected to violence in response to involvement in elections or other political
activities. Local authorities and national leaders have been unresponsive to local and international
demands for an end to this violence, allowing it to continue with impunity.
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Issues Related to Women and Children
Alphabetized by Title
Title
Length
Call Number
Iron Jawed Angels
123
DVD 327
The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the
passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create
a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920.
Makers: Women Who Make America
180
DVD 486
Reviews the story of how women have helped shape America over the last fifty years through one of the
most sweeping social revolutions in American history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of
political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.
Motherhood Manifesto, The
57
DVD 6
Moving personal stories combined with humorous animation, expert commentary and hilarious old film
clips tell the tale of what happens to working mothers and families in America. See how enlightened
employers and public policy can make paid family leave, flexible working hours, part-time parity,
universal health care, excellent childcare, after-school programs and realistic living wages a reality for
American families
One Woman, One Vote
106
DVD 330
Documents the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the
Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that
paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with
vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical
perspectives.
Powerful Noise, A
80
DVD 210
Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam. Nada, a survivor of the Bosnian war. And Madame Urbain
works in the slums of Bamako, Mali. Three very different lives. Three vastly different worlds. But they
share something in common: Power. These extraordinary women are each overcoming barriers to
rise up and claim a voice in their societies. Through their strength and the ability to empower others,
Hanh, Nada and Madame Urbain are sparking remarkable changes
Rise: Revolutionary Women Reenvisioning Afghanistan
DVD 307
Using both regular and hidden cameras, members of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of
Afghanistan (RAWA) documented the lives of Afghanis following the post-9/11, American-led military
campaign. RAWA members interviewed refugees, victims of factional fighting and Taliban abuse, and
residents who witnessed the bombings of civilian homes. Rise is ultimately a call for gender equality,
democracy, and freedom
Uncommon Heroes: Ann Cotton
7
DVD 18
This documentary introduces us to Ann Cotton, an inspiring social entrepreneur who founded the
Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), which now helps to educate over 400,000 girls in
Africa, where girls' education is often desired but impossible because of poverty.
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