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Catholic Sisters Week 2020: NEO Catholic sisters serve with freedom, solidarity and spirit

Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, which marks the first day of Catholic Sisters Week 2020. Across the country, communities will celebrate the mission and work of Catholic sisters and the impact they have had on individuals, neighborhoods and…
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Staff blog: God is present in the “what”

Rachel Drotar, Program Coordinator, Generative Spirit, reflects on a recent trip to the Mexico-U.S. border organized through the Assembly of Catholic Foundations. Presente in Juarez We walked through the gate into a three-room home for our first visit across the border….
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Hope and human connection drives Sr. Susan Zion’s HIV service

In Italian cities, a piazza is where streets from the north, south, east and west meet at a central crossing point, a place to gather, rest, listen or be listened to, serve or be served. St. Angela Merici, the foundress…
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Video: Welcoming Diversity with Sr. Teresa Maya CCVI

Sr. Teresa Maya CCVI, congregational leader of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, visited Northeast Ohio in November 2019 to speak to a group of sisters and lay partners and associates about the power of diversity…
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Sister Story: At 35, this flautist answered God’s call & never looked back

Music, playing the flute in particular, has been a lifelong spiritual practice that Jane Blabolil felt as a deep calling long before she recognized the presence of God in her life. Sister Jane Blabolil, SSJ-TOSF, was not raised Catholic. In…
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Sr. Teresa Maya delivers message of diversity – Northeast Ohio Catholic

Below is an article that was published in Northeast Ohio Catholic, the publication of The Diocese of Cleveland. You can also find it on the diocese website – click here.  ‘Welcoming Diversity’ is topic of Sisters Convening program News of…
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Guest blog: Belonging is central to the Ministry Leadership Program

Brendan Corrigan is an accountant at Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland. He is a participant in Generative Spirit’s Ministry Leadership Program. We invited Brenden to reflect on his experience in the program and with Catholic sisters.  “I…
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Guest blog: How sisters helped model my journey

Brianna Wilson is an English & religion teacher at Villa Angela-St. Joseph School in Cleveland. She is a participant in Generative Spirit’s Ministry Leadership Program. We invited Brianna to reflect on her experience in the program and with Catholic sisters.  This…
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Guest blog: I had no homeroom. I called a sister “home” instead.

What having no homeroom, but a sister to call home taught me: Michalena Mezzopera Michalena Mezzopera is a theology teacher at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, Ohio. She is a participant in Generative Spirit’s Ministry Leadership Program. We invited…
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LCWR imparts powerful statement on divisive rhetoric

As an organization founded by Catholic sisters to carry on their mission of service to Cleveland’s most vulnerable, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in its recent statements against polarizing language and…
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