Healing racism in religious community

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For many religious communities, confronting the sin of racism means re-examining their own history.

Participants at the 2019 Healing Racism Workshop of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Courtesy of Jane Aseltyne)

IGF054 In Good Faith with Sister Mary Pellegrino, Senior Vice President at Plante Moran

https://traffic.libsyn.com/anunslife/IGF054-apr-27-2022-MaryPellegrino.mp3
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Sister Mary Pellegrino, Senior Vice President of Plante Moran consulting firm, and her consultant team work to ensure that religious institutes realize their potential and meet the challenges of the day, through the lens of their mission and charism. By changing the way the story of religious life is currently told, from one of scarcity and diminishment to one of abundance and social capital, Sister Mary sees exciting possibilities for religious institutes to collaborate in creating a more just and equitable world. Prior to working with Plante Moran, Sister Mary served as congregational moderator of her community, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania, and served in the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the US. Mary has also served in vocation formation ministries for her congregation, as well as parish and campus ministries.

Sr Mary Pellegrino CSJ

IGF053 In Good Faith with Sister Alice Ann O'Neill, SC: Cellist, Suzuki teacher, Suzuki teacher trainer

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Sister Alice Ann O'Neill is a professional cellist with a doctorate in performance and teaching who has performed as a soloist in the States and abroad. She is a Suzuki teacher, Suzuki teacher trainer, and composer. Her passion for playing the cello is integral to her love for teaching others. She trains Suzuki cello teachers in workshops and institutes throughout North America. And for the past 30 years, Sister Alice Ann has taught music and cello at several universities. She maintains a Suzuki cello studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, a religious community affiliated with the Charity Federation. She believes that music has the power to unite people to bring joy and healing into their lives, and a way to build community.

To hear more from Sister Alice Ann and see her play her Cello, watch this exciting interview with her and S. Rejane that took place on Facebook on Wednesday, May 5. 

Dr Alice Ann O'Neill, SC

Finding new life

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In letting go of the familiar, Sister Jane Aseltyne found new life.

Jane Aseltyne and friends

IGF052 In Good Faith with Sister Réjane Cytacki, SCL, A Nun's Life Ministry

https://traffic.libsyn.com/anunslife/IGF052-feb-15-2922-RejaneCytacki.mp3
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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.

In Good Faith with Sister Rejane Cytacki, SCL