The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word were featured in the Spring 2020 National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) Newsletter, which highlighted how CCVI is embracing change and planning and strengthening the Congregation for the future. The CCVI Team of Sr. Teresa (Tere) Maya- (Congregational Leader), Sr. Margaret Bonnot, Sr. Margaret Snyder, Sr. Leticia Rodriquez and Sr. Martha Laura Ganoa participated in NRRO’s Planning and Implementation Assistance Process. This process looked at ways to strengthen CCVI’s Financial status, strengthen the Srs. Retirement Fund and look at different ways to cut the budget without effecting resources needed to accomplish the CCVI Mission.
Friends and Benefactors,
Praised be the Incarnate Word! The COVID-19 shadow was cast over every aspect of our lives the last four months. The unwelcome companions on this journey, uncertainty, economic hardship, loss of our public life, and grief, are teaching us something about our human family. We have lived with fear, fear of losing our health, of losing our livelihood, of losing someone we love. But also fear of what lies ahead. Facing our fear requires a lot of courage, but more importantly, it requires accompaniment.
In these exceptional times, of social distance and quarantine, the Sisters have not stood still. In the face of the reality we live in, the Sisters have put their hands to work, or rather, threads to their sewing machines.
On Thursday, March 5, at Casa San Ángel, we had the monthly visit to the Sisters at the Infirmary to have the closing of the Jubilee Activities with them.
February 18, 2020, found the San Antonio CCVI assembled in Heritage Hall for an afternoon of Assembly presentations and sharings along with time for Q & A sessions.
On February 1, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Charity of the Incarnate Word made a pilgrimage from different parts of the city to the sacred Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In celebration of 150 years of our Congregation and the anniversary of our presence in Chimbote, a beautiful photographic exhibition was held.
Another celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Congregation, took place at CHRISTUS Hospice Center in San Antonio to recall the arrival of the three founders to San Antonio in 1869. The event was coordinated by Rev. Derek Labranch, Hospice Chaplain.
The University of the Incarnate Word dedicated Mission Lobby to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word who served at the University, in thanksgiving for their dedicated work with the University students and in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Congregation.