Ongoing Formation

Winter Greetings from the Ongoing Formation Committee

Through ongoing formation, we provide opportunities for personal and spiritual growth and development, and for the renewal of energies of our Sisters. As a Community, we are committed to provide the climate for positive growth and balanced freedom which allows the Sisters to ever more fully embrace their commitment to live Gospel-centered lives.

Recognizing that each Sister is unique, we encourage her to assess and respond to her specific needs and to assume responsibility for her growth, development and ongoing formation. Ongoing formation resources are available for Sisters as posted in their section of the website.


Resources recommended by the On-going Formation Committee:

Transformation news from Lansing and Leavenworth

Transformation news from Colorado

Corporal works of mercy in action
by Mary Lane, SCLA

Relationships with God and One Another
by S. Mary Agnes Hogan

The article about Pope Francis' first apostolic exhortation is published in the recent copy of NPR. The bullet points that John Allen (NPS) listed are very exciting. Click HERE to view the article. This will also take you to the article, "The Joy of the Gospel". 

DVDs and CDs
If you would like to borrow a DVD or CD, please contact Joyce Macdonald at  913-758-6539 or

  • Vatican II by John O'Malley, SJ - CD
  • The Spirituality of Vatican II by Anthony Ciorra, M. Div., PhD - a set of 12 CDs
  • Set of Five VCRs The Faithful Revolution: Vatican II
    Available in DePaul Library, University of Saint Mary
  • Author of Reform: Cardinal Suenens VCR
    Available through Joyce McDonald, Cantwell Hall

Members of the Ongoing Formation Committee
for 2014/2015

Sister Mary Cecile Breen SCL
Sister Carol Depner SCL
Heidi Gainan SCLA
Sister Mary Agnes Hogan SCL
Sister Eileen Hurley SCL – Council Liaison
Mary S. Lane SCLA
Sister MarĂ­a de los M. Orozco Olaya SCL
Sister Lin Marie Sayatovic SCL
Sister Phyllis Stowell SCL - Chairperson
Sister Noreen Walter SCL
Sister Kathleen Wood SCL


Content updated October 2014.

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