community time

Oodles of CSJP Sisters & Associates from the western US are gathered at west coast groovy sister hq (aka St. Mary-on-the-lake) for our community assembly weekend. It's a time of reconnection, prayer, discussion and celebration.

Charlene Diorka, SSJ was our presenter today. She is the Associate Director of the National Religious Vocations Conference. She invited us to reflect on the implications of the Vocation Study that came out last year. We had wonderful conversations as we considered our future. As a newer member I must say that it is very heartening to face the hard questions about the future of religious life together, in gratitude and hope to our loving God and Jesus who called us all to the Congregation. We also began our celebration of our Jubilarians--Sisters celebration 50, 60, 70 and 80 years of religious life! Our public celebration is in June, but we always

Last night, a group of us decided to get the weekend started with a bit of fun with a little bit of bowling. I haven't been bowling in a few years, but hope to go again soon. It was definitely fun to celebrate St. Joseph's Day by bowling with some of my Sisters!

Tomorrow morning it's back to St. Mary-on-the-lake for more community time!


Cathy said...

Susan your community gathering discussing vocational realities was inspiring to me also. Way to go you groovy sisters - CSJPs.

Kelly_SSJ/A said...

sounds like my kind of weekend. Sr. Charlene is very cool!