Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletNovember 27, 2021

Community Weekend 2009


by Sister Mary Rose Noonan, CSJ

Approximately, 300 Sisters of St. Joseph and CSJ Associates gathered at the Provincial House in Latham, October 16-17, 2009, for their annual Community Weekend. The theme of this year event was “Fidelity to Grace as God’s Call Unfolds.”
Sister Kathleen McCluskey, a Sister of St. Joseph of Boston and executive director of the United States Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph, was the presenter for the weekend.
With her inimitable imitation of Edith Ann (Lily Tomlin) and her weaving of prayer, Scripture and poetry, Sister Kathleen discussed grace as being attentive to every moment; praying, trusting and readying ourselves for whatever happens; developing an attitude of profound hope, a hope that is “bigger” than the events of any one day. “Grace,” said Sister Kathy, “has to do with being seized by God’s love.” It is grace that makes it possible for us to participate in God’s plan for us; it is grace that makes us able to move into God’s love; it is grace that empowers us to move beyond ourselves to serve a world in need; it is grace that is at the heart of our spirituality and enables us to be aligned to God’s will.
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