Tragedy turned beautiful; heart keeps beating

Tragedy turned beautiful; heart keeps beating

Matt Sollars was 25-years-old when he died five years ago, but his heart lives on in Jamie Poindexter, transplant recipient from Pea Ridge, Ark. Recently, Matt’s two daughters, his wife Emily Sollars and grandmother Mary Irick met Jamie during a holiday gathering at...
Prison ministry extends reach with seasonal gifts

Prison ministry extends reach with seasonal gifts

What started small with three volunteers over 25 years ago has continued as a regular and faithful ministry with 20 volunteers, approximately 12 of whom meet every Wednesday with inmates of the Lansing Correctional Facility, Lansing, Kan. In two different sections of...
Current immigration system dehumanizing

Current immigration system dehumanizing

At this challenging time in U.S. history when the arrival of new immigrants and asylum seekers has escalated into a highly divisive issue, two Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) perceive the current situation as a humanitarian and moral crisis. Their recent...
Helena Diocese recognizes Sister Rita

Helena Diocese recognizes Sister Rita

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Diocese of Helena celebrated Sister Rita McGinnis on her 19 years of service to the local Church. Friends and colleagues from across the diocese gathered in the Brondel Center at the Cathedral to honor Sister’s time in Montana and bid her a...
Sister Barbara named ‘Woman of Distinction’

Sister Barbara named ‘Woman of Distinction’

Sister Barbara Aldrich was among three honorees recognized during the Girl Scouts of Colorado Women of Distinction Western Slope Breakfast on Nov. 8. Sister Barbara is vice president of mission integration, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Grand Junction. Girl Scouts of...
Moments of grace mark 160 years of SCL history

Moments of grace mark 160 years of SCL history

Founders’ Day 2018 takes on special meaning this year as the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) mark the 160th anniversary of the arrival of the first Sisters in Leavenworth, Kan. “Grace has its moments” – a quote of St. Vincent de Paul to whom the SCLs trace...
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