Sister Mary Jennings is on the cutting edge of a tasty change. She just received her certificate in Culinary Arts from Cincinnati State and is ready to turn up the heat on a new adventure. She has been working for over two years with La Soupe, a nonprofit that rescues food that would otherwise be wasted (from bakeries and grocery stores) and creates nutritious meals for customers, partner agencies, and food-insecure families. She enjoys helping out there, but is looking forward to a new role sharing her expertise with those who need to revisit the basics. She will be teaching knife skills, meal planning, and food safety to clients at the Life Learning Center in Covington, Kentucky.
We are thrilled to share that our Associate Community has three new members. Mary Beth Wehage, Barbara Stacy, and Elizabeth Lanagan were welcomed into the community in two separate liturgies in June—one taking place at the Province Center in Melbourne, Kentucky, and the other at St. Joan of Arc Church in Spring Hill, Florida.
Associates share the charism of the Sisters and their four fundamental virtues and are one more way for the Congregation to be the “face of Providence” throughout the world. Many serve in ministries alongside the Sisters, contribute to Providence mission work, or provide support to retired Sisters at Holy Family.
The June celebrations coincided with a weekend retreat at St. Anne’s. The Associate Community has three Gatherings, mornings of reflection, planned in the coming year, on November 17, 2018, March 9, 2019, and May 18, 2019.
If you know someone who is interested in learning more about our Associate Community, please contact Donna Esposito, ACDP, at firstname.lastname@example.org.