Written on: November 29, 2017
D’Youville College is partnering with the Haiti Rehab Project to provide medically based training for those who are providing assistance to Haitians with severely damaged limbs, fractures and wounds. Dr. Sarah Pictor, after a visit to Haiti, put forth a plea for D’Youville to share knowledge with Cedieu Fortilus and Wilfred Macena who were doing this work without formal training. The two men came for training at D’Youville. Back in Haiti, they are now able to stay connected to professionals at D’Youville through computer technology. This effort is part of D’Youville’s initiative to provide a more global educational experience for their students, especially in health sciences. Click to read more about the D’Youville-Haiti project.
Sacred Heart Center hosted Counting Our Blessings, a small group gathering for reflecting, sharing and praying on November 17th. It was a time to prepare spiritually for the celebration of Thanksgiving. Led by Sr. Sheila Stone, the group shared on developing a sense of attending and appreciating daily life as a gateway into gratitude and praise of God. Several woman were widows who spoke on the support of other women from their parish in their time of grieving and moving on with their life. They felt this support was essential in their healing and growth.
GNSH Philadelphia Area Associates gathered on Saturday November 11, 2017 for their monthly meeting at Holy Redeemer Lafayette. They are planning a Christmas Gathering on December 16th with the Sisters (to be held at Holy Redeemer Lafayette). The group continues to serve at St. John’s Hospice on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month and would like to have four people participate each month. They expressed gratitude for, and the importance of, the presence of the Sisters at the recent Commitment Service/Social and as well as at the monthly gatherings.
The GNSHAssociates in Philadelphia also celebrated the life of former member Frank Cappelli. Frank died August 20, and was remembered at a Memorial Mass at Holy Redeemer Lafayette on August 26. Read more on Frank’s life here.