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Visitation Hospitality on the Way

The snows of January seem a good time to share reflections occasioned by being snow bound, preparing for a mission presentation at Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons School in Schenectady; setting up next steps in the CND Peace Project with Rose Mary Sullivan; and, of course watching the world events from Tucson to Egypt. Intriguingly enough, exploring the theme Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ faculty (and our own Jeanne Fielder) chose for their retreat day, provided a theme that runs through all of the events described above. The theme was hospitality - St. Marguerite must have loved it. (by the way, I did not get to Schenectady, but through virtual reality Jeanne and I were able to collaborate.)

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Mary and the Maternal Face of God - book launch

Congratulations to Marie Azzarello, CND: It seemed the stars were clapping and the Universe rejoicing with the overflowing energy and joy shared among the many, many friends, colleagues and CNDs gathered to launch and celebrate the gift that "Mary and the Maternal Face of God" is and will be for our church and world.

We rejoice with Marie, and thank her not only for inviting us to reimagine ourselves as church, but for gifting us with a valuable tool for the process.



Congratulations to Sister Millie MacNeil on her recent appointment to the Board of Governors of St. Francis Xavier University.

Sister Millie will bring to this appointment keen insight and a strong sense of commitment.


The Marywood Retreat Center

Marywood Retreat Center - 2011 Program

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2011

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2011 has the overall theme One in the Apostles’ Teaching. Prayers for this special week were prepared this year by Palestinian Christians, who chose the theme from Acts 2:42.

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Superbowl – Take Action on Trafficking

We have evidence that every time there is a big sports gathering, traffickers take advantage to exploit woman and children with the easy clients that hang around these events.

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Sister Kathleen Deignan Honored By GreenFaith at Annual Celebration

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (October 25, 2010) Sister Kathleen Deignan, CNP, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and founder and director of Iona College’s Spirituality Institute, was honored at GreenFaith’s fifth annual awards celebration for her musical and liturgical contribution to the religious-environmental movement.

The event was held Saturday, October 23 at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston, New Jersey.

Link to full article: http://www.newrochelletalk.com/content/iona-college’s-sister-kathleen-deignan-honored-greenfaith-annual-celebration


Vocation Forum in Maria Province

The Vocation Forum for which Maria Province had been preparing for two years was held on December 26- 27 in Tokyo. 

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