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UIW update 2021

UIW update 2021

In May, Dr. Tom Evans, President of Incarnate Word University, invited the Sisters for a UIW update, this was a fruitful encounter where the Sisters get informed about the projects and programs for this important CCVI educational ministry.

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We welcome two new fellow staff members

We welcome two new fellow staff members

We are happy to announce that Margaret Hernandez has joined the administrative staff of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in the position of Executive Assistant in support of the General Leadership Team. Margaret comes to us with excellent experience, having served for years as Executive Assistant to the President, Chief Nursing Officer, and Vice President for Finance at our CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center Hospital.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University and has significant experience in additional administrative positions. We are looking forward to our work with Margaret.

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Sequence

Sequence

The sequence (one of which will be recited, or preferably sung on the Feast of Pentecost) is thought to have begun (around the 9th century) as a genre of poetry when Roman chant was flourishing and spreading across Europe. As Roman chant was intended primarily as a musical meditation upon the Word of God, so the Sequence was intended as a musical, meditative extension of the Alleluia verse.

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Sabbath

Sabbath

When I entered religious life in my late 40’s, I was introduced (through living in community) to the practice of Sabbath, the intentional practice of keeping, truly keeping, the Sabbath. The Sabbath, for us Sunday, is meant to be a day kept separate from the ordinary. For me, Sabbath means I abstain from those things that are mundane, e.g., washing, cleaning house, grocery shopping, home repair, etc. In short, any responsibility. No committee meetings, no working on another project, no “I have to get this done.”

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