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.
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.
On Monday, May 10, Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski enrolled Sharon Gerken as the 105th member of the “Order of St. Louis the King for Outstanding Service to Christ and His Church.” This award is the highest honor bestowed in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Sharon Gerken is our future president of the Incarnate Word Academy.
In May the Sisters in the US celebrated their Jubilee 2020 & 2021.
Extract from the reflection that Sister Tere Maya dedicated on the occasion of the celebration of the Sisters Jubilee 2020 & 2021 in San Antonio city.
The Story of Our Lives
Fr. John Foley, SJ
As we join in the celebration of ‘Laudato Si Week,’ and after the long indoor lockdown, we find that there is so much to celebrate in the outdoors, now that ‘Spring has sprung’ and we are led to take a look at our own ‘Care of Creation’ attitudes and activities.
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.
By Liseth Vazquez
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.”