Sister Catherine Higgins received a Manifesting the Kingdom Award September 24 from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The awards are given annually to religious and lay women and men who have shown the light of Christ through exceptional service to the Church in their lives, ministries and works.
Sister Mary Parks will be honored October 5 as a Mon River Fleet Woman of Achievement in Spirituality. The Mon River Fleet is an alliance of State Health Improvement Plans from communities along the Monongahela River. Sister Mary Parks is being honored for her work as Executive Director of Sisters Place, which provides housing and supportive services to single mothers and their children.
Sister Janice Vanderneck was presented with the Ohtli Award September 10 at the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia. As one of the highest honors given by the Mexican government, Sister Janice was honored for her dedication to forging new pathways and opportunities to aid and empower Mexican communities in the United States.
This month, Sister Mary Louise Wessell will participate in a Georgetown University panel on “Lives Worthy of Respect” with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, several professors and a member of Congress. Sister Mary Louise is the founder and Program Manager for the Tenants Empowerment Network (TEN) at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C.
Sister Sally Witt’s poem, “Where God Works,” was selected for publication in the 2017 edition of The Loyalhanna Review, the literary journal of the Ligonier Valley Writers. Sister Sally is a historian for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Concordia, KS. Read the poem.