Left to right, Sisters Sue Miller, Maureen Hall and Constance Phelps bless a tree during the observance of the 160th anniversary of the founding of the SCL Community. Sisters Sue and Maureen are past Community Directors; Sister Constance currently holds this leadership position.
For the second time in recent years, Sister Irene Skeehan had the opportunity to sign the Nuns on the Bus vehicle. This year’s Nuns on the Bus tour was targeted to holding elected officials accountable for their votes related to recent tax law changes.
Community Action, Inc., Topeka, Kan., recognized Sister Therese Bangert (center) for her advocacy efforts as an outstanding promoter of the mission to fight poverty and achieve greater economic and social inclusion for all.
Sister Sheila Karpan (right) was among a group of women religious in Denver who joined the March for Our Lives initiative led by youth against gun violence.
Sister Vicki Lichtenauer (left) is a staff member of the House of Charity, New Orleans, a project of the Charity Federation that continues to help with rebuilding homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Marian Dental Clinic, Topeka, Kan., recognized Sister Mary Rosaleen Driscoll on the occasion of her 71st anniversary as an SCL. Father Tim Haberkorn joined the celebration and blessed the clinic.
SCL Associate Bobbie Lavinder takes stock of the blankets collected by several churches in Helena, Mont., that were shared with agencies serving persons in need. Three SCL Associates coordinated this project.
Sister Melissa Camardo participated in a panel discussion on the topic of human trafficking during a presentation at the United Nations.
Earth Fest hosted on Earth Day in April at the SCL Mother House was a great success. Sisters Paula Rose Jauernig and Marie Loretta Modrcin help a young man make a pinecone birdfeeder.
Sisters enjoyed a visit with Charlotte Tennant (right), descendant of the family of Mother Xavier Ross, foundress of the SCL Community.
Sister Genitha Regan crowned the statue of the Blessed Mother during the May crowning at the SCL Mother House.
Sister Maria de los M. Orozco Olaya (right) prepares for a congratulatory hug from Sister Mary Rita Winter. Sister Maria became a U.S. citizen in August 2018.
Sister Nancy Schreck, OSF, gave the reflection that began the July 30-31 Leaven Assembly gathering of SCLs at the Mother House.
Prior to the opening ritual for the 160th anniversary observance, SCL Community Director Sister Constance Phelps welcomes Sister Nancy Gerth, representing the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The SCLs trace their roots to the Nazareth community.
Sisters Margaret Quirk (center) and Joy Duff were guests of honor on the occasion of their golden jubilees. They are pictured in Annunciation Chapel with Father Dennis Schaab, CPPS, chaplain.
During a project hosted by the SCL Employee Mission Team on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Sisters and staff prepared hygiene kits for Heart to Heart International. Gathered around the table from left, Sister Mary Monica Peterson; a Heart to Heart representative; Sisters Joy Duff, Sue Retherford and Mary Pat Murry.
The SCL Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation coordinated a letter-writing campaign to express public comment about proposed regulations that would remove key safeguards governing the conditions of children held in immigration detention. Left to right, Sister Rosalie Curtin, John Shively, Sister Jean Lind and Sister Janice Steiger.
Sister Susan Wood (left, front row) was in Rome for a Catholic-Baptist dialogue meeting during which the group had an audience with Pope Francis.
Sister Mary Jo Quinn was one of the speakers at a rally in Missoula, Mont., organized to protest the “zero tolerance policy” and to call for changes to national immigration policy.