In August 2021, Sister Rejane Cytacki joined A Nun's Life Ministry as executive director, succeeding Sister Maxine Kollasch. Together they have been working on the transition of leadership for that ministry--and Sister Rejane has been publishing blog posts at anunslife.org, interacting with the A Nun's Life community on social media, and getting to know the community through Facebook Live events like Praying with the Sisters. Here she is making her podcast debut! Sister Rejane is a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas, and prior to A Nun's Life Ministry, she served as executive director of the Eco-Justice Center for the Racine Dominicans in Racine, Wisconsin Before that, she served in environmental education and campus ministry at the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth. She has also taught elementary education in Kansas and Colorado.
A listener wonders how much responsibility she has as a Catholic to help reduce climate change. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS236 at aNunsLife.org. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon.
Dominican Sisters use creative ideas to improve the well-being of wildlife and people. Guests: Sisters Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF046 at aNunsLife.org.
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IGF046 In Good Faith with Srs. Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung, gardeners, beekeepers, and educators
Sisters Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung are Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in Fremont, California. They are also gardeners, beekeepers, and educators whose work exemplifies the Dominican Sisters’ leadership in caring for creation. The Dominican campus is home to a 5,000 square foot vegetable garden, a community garden, fruit trees, olive trees dating to the early 1800s, a meadow, and over 1 million honeybees. It’s a place of beauty and education, where the local community gathers with the sisters to learn about and model sustainable living.
Dominican sisters who are beekeepers talk about how to understand bees, avoid stings, and live in harmony with creation. Guests: Sisters Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF046 at aNunsLife.org.