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AS190 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, in Campbell, California

Podcast Recorded: October 21, 2016

AS190 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on October 21, 2016. Sponsored by ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Campbell, California.

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Show Notes

(2:10) Inspired by the faith of others.

(4:50) “Wasting time” and finding joy with the Holy Names sisters.

(9:50) Too shy for religious life?

(12:42) Growing into the vocation we’ve chosen.

(13.55) Next Step Learning Center--a place of transformation and heros.

(19.00) The Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

(22.50) Corporate stands of SNJMs: clean water, immigration and refugees, anti-human trafficking.

(28.00) Legacy of the 38-year old foundress of SNJM.

(33.00) Listener question: avoiding major sin.

(40.00) Listener question: how does the Catholic Church know if you’re really Catholic.

(46.00) The best thing about being Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary


Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary website

Next Step Learning Center website

About our Guest

Sister Cynthia Canning has ministered in education and SNJM leadership. She began as an elementary school teacher, juggling two grades in the same classroom. She later served as a high school teacher and principal. She was then called to SNJM leadership, serving six years each in the roles of Director of Ministry and Provincial. In 1994, Sister Cynthia along with SNJM Sisters Rosemary Delaney and Margaret Kennedy founded Next Step Learning Center. The community-based nonprofit continues to assist Oakland-area youth and adults who are seeking to earn their high school equivalency, transition to college, and build better lives.

Sister Sally Gunn has served in a variety of ministries. A much-loved junior high classroom teacher, she taught in southern California schools for over 20 years. She served for more than a decade at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino, where she worked with the Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process and other aspects of parish life. Sister Sally has served in provincial leadership and other roles within the SNJM congregation. She was a key member of the planning team that guided the merging of five provinces of SNJM into the present U.S.-Ontario Province.

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