‘God Is Within Us Leading Our Way’
Mount Carmel in Dubuque, Iowa, has been the spiritual home of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary since 1889. For 130 years, this small piece of earth has seen dramatic changes as varied as the ministries of the hundreds of sisters who entered religious life here. Soon this landscape will be transformed again. In this issue of Salt, read the many ways God continues to lead us into the future to continue the work of our Foundress Mary Frances Clarke “to strive to seek out and attend to those in need whatever this may require of us” (BVM Constitutions 15).
Into the World with Love
When BVMs Teri Hadro and Kate Hendel visited the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Vietnam, they brought with them 185 years of rich BVM heritage and a message of friendship that echoed the words of BVM Foundress Mary Frances Clarke, “Where one BVM is, all BVMs are.” In this issue, discover ways the BVM Legacy of Love continues to grow throughout the world.
A life of Service
Even at the age of 103, Ann Ida Gannon, BVM never forgot the importance of a warm smile, standing up for what was right, or “doing the hard work.” Her life, spirit, and love is remembered in this issue by the mission and ministries of her BVM sisters who truly live lives of service. Read more about Ann Ida and the BVM “Legacy of Love.”
Photos courtesy of the Women & Leadership Archives of Loyola University Chicago
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