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  • Heart Thoughts…

    …On the Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to All Consecrated People on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life By Sr. Barbara Jean Wojnicki “The question we have to ask ourselves during this year is if and how we too are open to being challenged by the Gospel… whether the Gospel is truly the …Read More

  • March 31: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, I am sure for most of you Holy Week is a busy time and so I decided to finish off the Lenten season with the following reflection which I hope will lead you to a Joyous Easter. We have spent our time reflecting on Pope Francis’ “Be Attitudes” and I am sure by now …Read More

  • We are all called to live a consecrated life

    That was the message Sr. Theresita Donach shared with parishioners and sisters at St. Emily’s Lenten ‘Soup & Spirituality’ program earlier this week. “My message was pretty simple,” Sr. Theresita said.  “We are all called to consecrated life by virtue of our baptism.  We simply live it out in different ways.” With 2015 designated at …Read More

  • CEO of Presence Health to retire at year-end

    Sandra Bruce, president and CEO of Presence Health, will retire at the end of the year, the healthcare system announced today. Ms. Bruce, 69, was the president and CEO of Resurrection Healthcare when it merged with Provena Health in November 2011 to form the largest Catholic healthcare system in Illinois. The Sisters of the Holy …Read More

  • March 25: Weekly Vocation Reflection

    Dear Friends, As I write to you on this feast of the Annunciation I pray that your response to God will always be a ‘Yes’ like Mary’s. “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.” It is hard to believe that this Sunday is Palm Sunday, and next …Read More