In doing my summer homework for a Bible course on Paul, I can't help but hear a reading assignment--The Journeys of Paul--in light of next week's conference on "Mission and Ministry in the 21st Century." My professor, Laurie Brink, writes, "We are the heirs of Paul's willingness to be blinded by God's insight, totally turned around and sent in a new direction."
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Plan on joining us for our first Giving Voice 40s weekend retreat (August 1-3, 2014) at North Lake outside Seattle, Washington!
When I think of ministry and mission, I have to think about why I do what I do. While working as a librarian downtown Cleveland, Ohio, before I entered the community, I would take the bus into the city and notice the lines by the Cosgrove Center, the local Catholic Charities outreach which served meals, as well as the men who were homeless coming into Cleveland State Law Library where I worked. I would often give up my bus fare to the guy waiting along 14th Street and Euclid near my bus stop.
The registration deadline for our
Earlier this month we announced a necessary change in our program due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict for our original speaker, Carol Zinn, SSJ. We are very excited and deeply grateful that Yolanda Tarango, CCVI has agreed to step in and help us break open the topic of mission and ministry!
Get ready for great conversations, prayer, and process which will engage us in what it means to be living the call as young Sisters today!