Summer Vocation Adventures

On the road with Sister Vicki
I went to Jefferson City, Mo., to join an evening with the Nuns on the Bus tour. I got to hear Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director of NETWORK and foundress of Nuns on the Bus, facilitate a group of local people at a meeting. Sister Elizabeth Young, superintendent of schools, Diocese of Jefferson City, attended part of the program. (See photos below.)

Summer is full of camps
I assisted with this  summer's 18th annual Leadership Camp co-sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, hosted in Atchison, Kan., this year.  Forty-two delightful young women experienced a ropes course, wellness classes, music, prayer, sports, crafts, scavenger hunt and liturgy.  The eight high school and college women were excellent mentors. 

ChristPower 2016  is diocesan camp offered in Jefferson City.  The week was spent with 30 high school young adults, putting their faith into action.  The young adults' enthusiastic involvement amazed, benefited and brought joy to senior citizens, the homeless, youth and area parishes.  The core team coordinated daily Mass, reflection time, a humongous water slippery slide, family night, and praise and worship. 

The value of camps is the time allowed to be present to both youth and adults and to rub elbows in faith and service.  Humbling and inspiring experiences. (See photos below.)

Sister Vicki and "The Bus." Summer Leadership Camp in Atchison, Kan., this year. Art on the agenda.

Sister Vicki (right) with Sister Simone Campbell, SSS. Mother Xavier Ross aka Sister Vicki. Kids learned to work together in teams at the Summer Leadership Camp.
More art forms at Summer Leadership Camp, hosted in Atchison by the Benedictines this summer. Older kids helped at the ChristPower event in Jefferson City. And little kids enjoyed the activities.

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