Caritas Newsletters 2002

Winter 2002

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~ Christmas greeting from Leadership Team
~ MJ Province speaks out against acts of aggression or war against Iraq
~ LCWR speaks out on clerical abuse allegations
~ MJ Award – Dr. Ken Kapstafer and Mitzi VandeWege

~ New faces in the province

  • Trang Vo “Tina,” Yakima
  • Vilma Franco-Calles and Margarita Hernandez Alfaro, El Salvador, candidates
  • Maggie St. John, Holy Angels Province, novice
  • Catherine Chan, Holy Angels Province, candidate

~ Candidates’ medal
~ Lay people help keep the mission alive

  • Sojourner Place
  • Providence Hospitality House
  • Providence Vincent House boards

~ PHS employees model the mission for nine non-profits through Emilie Gamelin Awards
~ Briefs

  • Sr. Kathryn Rutan leaves for Montreal
  • Sr. Myrta Iturriaga receives citizenship
  • Missoula memorial service remembers Sr. Rita Mudd

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Mother Gamelin Center, Spokane, rededicated and renamed


Fall 2002

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~ Mother Joseph Build for Habitat for Humanity, Spokane
~ Sr. Kathryn “Kitsy” Rutan to become General Superior
~ Sisters in formation at General Chapter (photo)
~ Sprague celebrates 100th anniversary of Mary Queen of Heaven Church
~ Nome celebration of centennial of SP service
~ The Power of One: Sr. Simonne Begin in North Carolina ministry
~ Jubilarians
~ Summer weekend retreats in Seattle and Spokane
~ Briefs

  • Sr. Lang Tran becomes U.S. citizen
  • Network Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. (Sr. Peggy Alcorn and Sr. Margaret Botch)
  • Catholic Foundation of Spokane Diocese honors Sr. Myrta Iturriaga

~ Sr. Fidela returns to the West
~ Hospice honors Sr. Georgette Bayless
~ El Salvador update – computers and help from Socorro Garcia
~ Please Remember in Prayer~ Obits

  • Sr. Germaine Drogue
  • Sr. Bernadine Ginder
  • Sr. Rita Mudd
  • Sr. Eugenia O’Brien
  • Sr. Eleanor Tuma


Summer 2002

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~ Alaska celebrates 100 years of caring
~ Stories from Alaska
~ General Chapter to be held in July in Edmonton and will include women in formation
~ “Connections” is theme of Provincial Chapter to be held in Spokane
~ Spotlight on Sr. Dixie Mulvaney, Spokane, and Sr. Judi Roberts, Portland
~ SPs honor longtime development director Sr. Loretta Marie

~ Obits

  • Sr. Mary Maxine Berghoff
  • Sr. Eileen Mary Flood
  • Sr. Anne Marcelle Lemay
  • Sr. Ignatia Marie Lindekugel
  • Sr. Francis Ignatius MacDowell
  • Harriet Desmarais, PA
  • Helen Margaret Holland, PA

~ Briefs

  • Sr. Simonne wins honors at Celebrate Life Pageant, Spokane
  • Vancouver museum hosts MJ exhibit
  • Women religious join to pray for peace / Prayer for Decade of Nonviolence
  • MJ Award nominations sought

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ Montreal celebrates life of Mother Emilie Gamelin


Spring 2002

(not available online)

~ New life — three women in novitiate in Spokane and two pre-postulants in El Salvador
~ My Journey Through the Desert – by Brenda Velasco
~ Education funds sought
~ Mini-profiles of three novices: Anne, Jessica and Brenda
~ SPs open pre-postulant house and host international meeting in El Salvador
~ Sr. Clarella Fink returns from the Phillipines
~ Sisters and Friends

  • New activity center at PHS, Burbank
  • SOA protest
  • Dedication of St. Thomas South, Great Falls

~ Women religious intensify fight against trafficking
~ Briefs

  • Sr. Karin recognized by Seattle U alumni
  • Sr. Peter Claver inducted into 2002 Business Hall of Fame, Spokane

~ Obits

  • Sr. Ann Ellen Bailey
  • Sr. Stella Marie Kramer
  • Dolores Foy, PA
  • John Patrick Shanahan, PA

~ Please Remember in Prayer
~ SPs dedicate 2002 to MJ Year