We give thanks for her gift of service and welcome Karen Volpe to the role of Associate Co-coordinator for Central Region of Visitation Province. She brings a wealth of experience from her work with the Toronto group and from her participation at Provincial and Congregational events. Karen will be partnering with Diane Foley and begins her first term in August when she and Diane will both attend the Central Committee gathering at the Motherhouse in Montreal.
With great joy Central Region Associates gathered together in prayer and celebration for the Feast of the Visitation as they renewed their commitment to Associate Relationship in mutuality with the sisters of our communities.
There is an old hotel located on the south side of Chicago that has been renovated into a residence for various congregations and their works.
One of the floors is reserved for the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants (ICDI). Sister Marilyn Medinger, CND, and a sister from another community have just moved in with a number of young women, supported by the ICDI, who are waiting for refugee status. For these women, this is a transition house where they will be provided with the services necessary to legalize their status: help with legal formalities, guidance, English language courses, etc.