Join us for a discussion on Martyrs of Hope: U.S. Missionary Martyrs in Central America, Models of Spiritual Transformation on Sunday, August 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Motherhouse in Baden. The presentation will spotlight the lives of seven U.S. martyrs and how they might serve as models for the church today.
Speakers are Edward T. Brett, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at La Roche University, and Donna W. Brett, M.A, who served as an academic advisor at the University of Pittsburgh. The program will include time for reflecting or walking on the grounds. Light refreshments will be served.
First Presentation: Martyrs of Guatemala
The speakers will begin by explaining how the Second Vatican Council and the Latin American Bishops’ Conference at Medellin, Colombia, revolutionized the Latin American church by making social justice for the poor masses a primary goal. This will be followed by the stories of Father Stanley Rother and Brother James Miller, two missioners whose commitment to the poor transformed their lives and spirituality and eventually led to their martyrdom.
Second Presentation: Martyrs of El Salvador
The speakers will discuss the lives of Sisters Dorothy Kazel, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, and Carla Piette, and lay missioner Jean Donovan, who, adhering to the concepts of Vatican II and Gospel teachings, also immersed themselves in the lives of the poor. In so doing they grew in faith and trust in God to the point of heroic acceptance of martyrdom. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of how these seven martyrs might serve as models for a church in crisis.
Taizé Prayer includes chants, reflection, silence, petitions, and the lighting of candles. This form of prayer touches the mind, eases the body, and opens one’s spirit to the presence of God. This prayer will be held in the Motherhouse Chapel.
Dates: Wednesdays, September 4, October 2, November 6, March 4, April 1, May 6
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Prayer Leader: Sister Roseann Gaul, CSJ
RSVP is not necessary. If you have questions, please call Sister Roseann at 724-888-6809.
Prayers for Healing is a monthly setting of evening prayer that begins Monday, September 9, and continues the first Monday of each month throughout the year. Evenings will include sung psalms, Sacred Scripture, silence, prayers for petition and a spoken reflection. All are centered on various needs for healing, both individually and as a community of faith. Open to all faith traditions. Reservations are not necessary.
Dates: Septmeber 9, October 7, November 4, December 2 in 2019 and January 6, February 3, March 2, (no April), and May 4 in 2020
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Earth Tones ministry reflects our reverence for Earth by encouraging an understanding and awareness of God and nature. Volunteers help us continue our community gardens, chickens and apiary operations, which supply produce, eggs and honey to food banks to help reduce food insecurity among our neighbors.
We appreciate your contribution to help us maintain our contemplative space, whether it’s for an hour or for the entire day! Tasks may include but are not limited to: weeding, gardening, labyrinth maintenance, grapevine pruning, statue painting, wood chopping and weed whacking.
Please RSVP to Luke Badaczewski at email@example.com or 724-869-6550 at least one week before each Work Day and let us know if you will be staying for lunch, which is provided. Email reminders will be sent 2 weeks prior to each work day. Weather related cancellations will be announced the Friday before each work day.
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Join the Sisters of St. Joseph for farm fresh foods, seasonal libations, the sounds of local bluegrass band, Well Strung, and a toast to the Sisters of St. Joseph 150th Anniversary.
Master chefs from Cura Hospitality will use produce from the Sisters’ gardens and locally raised meat to create a menu of delicious selections. Creekside Beer, Bruster’s Ice Cream and Beaver Falls Coffee Company will join in for added local flavor. Tour our community gardens and learn more about the Sisters’ history as farmers.
Historical and Garden Tours
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner and Entertainment
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Summer casual attire and comfortable shoes. Seating is limited.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Sisters’ community gardens, apiary and henhouse and other local garden partners working to reduce food insecurity in our community.
The Ignatian Eight-Week Retreat in Everyday Life mirrors the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, but in an abbreviated format. Retreatants go about their everyday life, but commit to pray each day, following a guided structure of readings and reflections. We will gather weekly for these eight weeks to share the fruit of each one’s prayer.
Date and time: Wednesday afternoon session 1:30-3:00 PM or evening session 6:30-8:00 PM
Fall Dates: September 25 through November 13
Lent/Easter Retreat Dates: March 4 through April 22
Retreat Director: Kathy Fletcher Wray