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2018 in Review

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We close this year celebrating the many blessings of 2018. We were blessed with many gatherings scattered throughout the province. Our most popular topics during 2018 included human trafficking, Laudato Si and Loves Gives Everything. Associates have been involved with visiting retired sisters and associates, gathering and distributing items for people in need, helping children with few resources and praying for the urgent needs of our world. The heritage pilgrimage to Germany was a highlight, allowing 14 associates to connect with German sisters, associates and renewing their covenant at Mother Theresa’s grave in Munich.

Two SSND associates who gathered in 2018. Here are a few facts from the year:

  • 313 associates
  • 22 new associates
  • 5 deaths
  • 20+ pre-associates
  • Reside in 20 states, Guam and Japan
  • 100s of gatherings in a variety of settings throughout the province
  • Articles in Connections, NewsLink, Central Pacific Facebook page

We are grateful for the support of the sisters and staff throughout 2018!

Related stories:
  • Father Gene Stenzel’s rock house — a lifelong passion to create Father Gene Stenzel, an SSND associate, builds rock formations on his family farm in Wells, Minnesota. Learn about his creations and the time sisters and associates were able to visit them. Read more...
  • Teaching those in need As a member of St. Michael parish in Milwaukee, I have had the fortune to volunteer in the English as a second language (ESL) program, teaching English to Karen people from Burma. My SSND companion, Sister Lillia Langreck, previously ran an ESL program at St. Michael helping Hmong, Laotian and Cambodian people when they arrived from refugee camps in the 1980's, 1990's and 2000's. Read more...
  • Feeding the hungry - Green Hope Gardens In 2010, during monthly associate meetings, Sisters Mariel Kreuziger and Henrita Gonia and the associates in Ohio and West Virginia reflected on what they might do to feed the hungry, bring comfort to those in need, provide nourishment for the hungry spirit and be good stewards of the land entrusted to us. Read more...

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