News & Events
the MORE… Online Updates Volume 3.1.12 – April 11, 2018
Ann Marie Grady, CSJ, Photography on Exhibit at Mass General Hospital
Ann Marie Grady, CSJ, has six photographs on exhibit as part of the Massachusetts General Hospital Illuminations Program. Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit housed in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and many of its affiliate locations. The exhibit is intended to offer enlightenment and encouragement to patients, families, staff, and friends of the Cancer Center as they receive care, provide care, or accompany loved ones. Illuminations has transformed generic waiting areas into a virtual art gallery of revolving exhibits that feature works by numerous regional and national artists. The work of several artists, representing various media, is on display for four months at a time.
A reception introducing the current works on exhibit at the MGH Cancer Center was held on March 28, 2018.The works of 16 artists are displayed in the many waiting rooms for the varied medical specialties at the Cancer Center. If you are at the MGH Yawkey Cancer Center from now until mid-May, you can follow the signs and arrows for Illuminations to view the many and varied works on display. Most are in rooms on the 7th, 8th, and 9th floors of the Yawkey Center.
PICTURED: Illuminations Art Exhibit at MGH; Ann Marie Grady, CSJ, with program booklet at the exhibit.
Volunteers in Mission
June 23-June 30, 2018
Volunteers in Mission 2018 is a time of sharing prayer, community, and service. During this week of service at St. Francis House and Casserly House, participants broaden the circle of love poured out toward every kind of neighbor without distinction. We are grateful for the hospitality of the sisters at Fontbonne Convent that enables the group to share community life with the sisters there and with one another.
If this opportunity interests you or someone whom you would recommend, please contact Kathy Tighe, CSJA, (email@example.com) by April 20, 2018.
Celebrate Earth Day 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
liturgy available at 4:00 p.m.
The Advisory Board of the Office of Justice and Peace invites you to join our CSJ Associates at their gathering
as we celebrate Earth Day 2018. In order to plan for seating and light healthy refreshments, please RSVP to Dorothy Harrington at 617-746-2044 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
Churchwomen Martyrs of El Salvador — We Will Remember You
By Carolyn Mahoney, CSJA
During our March Associate Gathering at Fontbonne Convent, we were moved by a spell-binding presentation by Eileen Markey about the life and death of Maura Clarke, MM. Eileen read several passages from her book entitled A Radical Faith, a book she wrote because Maura’s sister wanted Sister Maura to be remembered for the wonderful work she did, and not for the fact that in 1980 she was one of four American women, three of whom were nuns, who were raped and murdered by US-trained military of El Salvador.
Eileen’s first reading highlighted the many murders happening in El Salvador in the 1980s. Bodies were often left where others would easily discover them because the government wanted the people to see this as a warning: “See what happened to her? This is what troublemakers get.”
Maura’s story was about how she was radicalized in her faith and did the work of fighting and documenting the injustice in Latin America. Maura was a timid, sweet, kind and insecure woman who was no longer afraid because she knew that fighting human injustice was doing God’s work on earth, and she was at peace.
We had time for reflection and then met in small groups to discuss our thoughts and revelations. We ended the afternoon with our closing hymn “We Will Remember You,” by Carey Landry, the last verse of which was written for these Churchwomen martyrs.
PICTURED: Kathy Tighe, CSJA, leads all present in a blessing of Eileen Markey as part of the opening prayer; Joanne Murphy, CSJA, has her copy of Radical Faith signed by Eileen Markey; Kathy Short, CSJ, concludes the day with a danced prayer that she performed at a Maryknoll for a commemoraon of the Churchwomen Martyrs in 1980.