RITE OF WELCOME FOR CANDIDATES IN HAYESVILLE, NC: On January 12, Sr. Terry Martin, the four Associates in Hayesville, NC and I will gather to celebrate the Rite of Welcome to Candidacy for the Associate Relationship with some of the ten women in the picture above plus Donna Brummert who was not present when the picture was taken in the fall. All eleven women have been meeting with Associates, Linda Cagle, Jeanne Cooper, Betty Cooper, Barbara Mc Grattan, and Sr. Terry as “Friends of Marguerite”. A number of them have chosen to become Candidates, the next step in their formation to become Associates of the Congregation of Notre Dame. Some are choosing to continue to be “Friends of Marguerite”. The eleven women are enthusiastic in their appreciation of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys and Congregation of Notre Dame spirituality.
BACK (standing against fireplace): Sharon Ely, Sandy Jersey, Linda Kennedy, Michele Mc Ginnis, Jan Ossman, Associate Barbara McGrattan, Kathy Aparo, Shirley Forest, Pam Craig
FRONT (seated): Associate Jean Cooper, Sr. Terry Martin, CND, Margaret Delisle, Shirley Moran
Catholic Education, Human Nature & Contemporary Culture
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Year of Consecrated Life Video
Montreal, January 12, 2015
On this January 12, feast day of saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, foundress of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, the sisters of the Congregation are marking the Year of Consecrated Life by releasing a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwE6jv47SfY. In it, Sisters Susan Kidd, Della Gaudet, Réjeanne Bourque and Anne T. Gillis, share a few insights about their vocation, religious life and mission. One will even hear about Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys and how she met the needs of the people of her time – something the Congrégation de Notre-Dame sisters are still committed to today.