GNSHappenings- May 2022

Written on: June 1, 2022

GNSH Associate News: Monthly Grey Nun Associate Zoom gatherings have expanded to include Associates and friends from Kodiak, Alaska!  Fru Finn, Colleen Helligso and Marylynn McFarland joined for the May meeting. Sr. Diane Bardol shared her story during the meeting. We look forward to welcoming friends from Kodiak at future Zoom gatherings.

The next Grey Nun Associate gathering is Saturday June 11 at 10:30 am Eastern Daylight Savings time.  All are welcome- Contact Angel Conicelli for more information about participating in the Zoom meeting, or learning more about the Grey Nun Associates. All are welcome!

Subversive Habits. Book launch: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, together with Duquesne University, invite you to listen as Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, author of Subversive Habits talks about her book which provides us with the first history of Black Catholic nuns and their role in the long African American freedom struggle. Saturday June 11, 6:30 pm. More information is on our website HERE

Gratitude Shared: We received many nice comments from our 100th Anniversary celebration press release and social media posts. Below are a few:

  • Referring to the GNSH: “I’ve always seen them as more modern– truthfully though, that may have come from watching Sister hoist her voluminous habit between her legs to make pants so she could outperform us at kickball”
  • “The GNSH were exceptional!” And a response: “The GNSH ARE exceptional just given my little experience. We were so lucky (to have them.)”
  • “Exceptionally mild-mannered and kind with few exceptions.”

    Centennial Singers Spring Concerts: The Centennial Singers will give a concert this coming Wednesday evening, May 25th,  at 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lafayette. Sr. Mary Karen Kelly has been singing with the Centennial Singers for many years and will be performing with them again on Wednesday, May 26.  Sister Anne Zita is a former member of the group. There will be another concert by the Centennial Singers on Saturday, June 4th, at 7:30 p.m. in Warminster, PA, if you’re unable to be at the concert on May 25th.  Log College Middle School, 730 Norristown Road, Warminster, PA 18974

    Note of Thankssubmitted by Eileen Dickerson: After receiving a copy of the 2022 Jubilee Book, Mary Pat Mirabile wrote: “Dear Sisters– Thank you so much for sharing the lives and life-long ministries of some of the senior GNSH! Their stories are so beautiful and show the selfless hearts for Jesus each has lived out in their vocations. As a graduate of D’YC I had personal contact with some of the sisters. Sr. Mary Charlotte Barton signed my diploma! She was a lovely person and I was sorry to read of her recent passing.” 

    Happy Birthdays and Feast Day!: Wishing the following Sisters and co-workers very happy birthdays and Feast Day in June: Sr. Jean Liston (9); Eileen Dickerson (10); Sr. Sally White (12);Sr. Jean O’Shaunecy (14); Sr. John Helen Main (15); Sr. Maria Christi (19– FD); Sr. Dolores Fitzpatrick (22);  Sr. Donna Lord (22); Sr. Nora Friel (29). May God’s love, protect and bless each of you in the year ahead!

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