Grey Nuns Regional Voice Volume 36, No. 3 Summer 2007 A publication of the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, “Grey Nuns,” St. Joseph Region, Lexington, MA Recognition and Celebration The months of April, May and June were host to several events celebrating very special individuals: 3 Grey Nun Jubiliarians, Sisters Marjorie Reece, Florida Fredette and Irene Harper; Rev. James O’Dohohoe’s for his 60th Anniversary; Sister Joan Manion and Paula Anton, Recreation Director at Youville Place Assisted Living Residence, Lexington, MA, on their award from Mass ALFA (Assisted Living Facilities Association); and the Grey Nuns Charities Inc. employee award given to Michael Lazdowsky. The 2007 Jubilarians: This year’s Jubiliarians, Sister Marjorie Reece (70 years) of Youville Place Assisted Living Residence, Lexington, MA, Sisters Florida Fredette and Irene Harper (60 years) of MI in Lawrence, MA, were celebrated in their local communities with much joy and gratitude for their many years of selfless service to others. Sister Marjorie Reece, an amazing 94, continues to brighten the day wherever she is with her positive and cheerful attitude, and distinctive laugh. Her 70th Anniversary as a Grey Nun was celebrated in her local community in the Adult Day Center at Youville Place on June 10. On Saturday, July 28, Sr. Marjorie was quite surprised when she was honored at a luncheon given by nine Sisters, formerly her novices when she was Mistress of Novices from 1955-1967. She was shocked to learn that Sisters Marion Connelly, Helene Georges, June Ketterer, Mary King, Marie Mansfield, Gladys (l to r) Nancy Mulvihill of Covenant Health Systems, Sr. Marjorie, and Mary Barrett, long time friend of the Grey Marhefka, Jeanne Poor, Doris Tardiff and Mary Walsh, had planned this party in Nuns, at the local community jubilee celebration on June 10 honor of her 70th anniversary so they could express their gratitude to her for initiating them so well in the Grey Nuns way of life and for being such a wonderful mentor. They shared many stories from their days as novices under Sr. Marjorie. One sister remembered the day Sr. Marjorie planned an outdoor lunch using notes attached to trees for the Sisters to follow to the top of the hill where the lunch took place. Sr. Marjorie was overwhelmed, referring to her former novices as “my 9 daughters.” She said, “I’m so proud of them all... knowing them from young girls and all they have done as Grey Nuns.” The Sisters feasted on Sr. Marjorie’s favorites, spaghetti and (l to r) Sr. Marjorie, front row second from left, surrounded by her former novices: in the front row, Sisters Mary King, blueberry pie for dessert. Jeanne Poor and Marie Mansfield, and in the back row, Sr. Marjorie is so grateful Sisters Mary Walsh, Doris Tardiff, June Ketterer, Helene for their loveliness, Georges, Gladys Marhefka and Marion Connelly at the thoughtfulness, and for July 28 luncheon being so good to her! Two Sisters at MI in Lawrence, MA celebrated their 60th Jubilee at their local Sr. Florida Fredette (left) and Sr. Irene Harper (above) community: Sisters Florida Fredette and Irene Harper. continued on page 2 SIXTY YEARS!! Grey Nuns Regional Voice two Summer 2007 Recognition and Celebration continued from cover Sisters Jeanne Poor and Suzanne Forget, both of the Arlington Community, decided to “bring the jubilee meal to them” on June 9 hosting a dinner at the apartment of Sister Irene and Sister Theresa Rousseau. Treated to the culinary expertise of Sr. Jeanne, the Sisters feasted as they reminisced. The Sisters, especially Sister Irene and Sister Florida, joined in prayer, praising God for His many blessings and guidance for a life well lived and served in His name. A Very Special Priest Celebrates 60 years This year, the Grey Nuns of the St. Joseph Region wanted to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Priesthood of Rev. James O’Donohoe who was ordained a Diocesan Priest of the Archdiocese of Boston in 1947. After all, “O’D” (as he is called), has been a friend and an advisor to the Sisters for decades! However, all he wanted for his 60th was a chapel celebration because his ministry is most important to him. And so on May 1, he was pleased to con-celebrate that day at the Eucharistic ceremony and delivered an inspiring homily in front of his loving and grateful “Sisters,” friends, and fellow residents of Youville Place. Father O’Donohoe giving another inspiring homily at the May 1 Eucharistic Celebration The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass ALFA) honors Sister Joan Manion and Paula Anton At the 13th Annual Dinner and Community All-Star Awards hosted by Mass ALFA titled “Take me out to the Ball Game,” two outstanding individuals from Youville Place Assisted Living Residence were honored. Paula Anton, Recreation Director, received a “Community Service” award for being “someone you want on your team because without her there is no hope of winning the World Series.” Sister Joan Manion, a resident, received a “Resident Spirit” award for raising the “spirit of well-being” of others at Youville Pace “with the joy, dedication, compassion, generosity, truthfulness and reverence that Joan carries with her and shares in full measure...” Congratulations to Sister Joan and Paula on receiving this prestigious (l to r) Sister Joan Manion and Paula Anton award and the recognition they deserve! holding their trophies Grey Nuns Charities, Inc. (GNCI) Honors VP of Finance: Michael Lazdowsky On May 17, 2007, the Feast of the Ascension, following the Eucharistic Celebration presided by Rev. James Bertelli in the Youville Place Chapel, a Recognition Brunch was held in honor of Michael Lazdowsky, Vice President of Finance for GNCI (Grey Nuns Charities, Inc.). The delicious brunch, fit for royalty, featured Eggs Benedict, and was served to a crowd of 40 in the cozy Country Kitchen by the ever so cheerful and hard working Youville Place Dining Staff under the direction of its Director, Gerhardt Krammer. In her welcoming address, Sr. Jeanne Poor, Regional Superior, commended Michael on his hard work, dedication and loyalty to the Grey Nuns for the past five years. Upon being introduced by Sr. Jeanne Poor to say a few words about Michael, Sr. Dorothy Cooper, Treasurer/Secretary of the St. Joseph Region, joked that she was “the real treasurer” igniting a roar of laughter. As she began her speech, knowing that Michael shuns notoriety, she told him, “You’ll have to sit through this!” With all joking aside, Sr. Dorothy spoke at great length about Michael’s roles and responsibilities as Vice President of Finance, carried out with due diligence, competence, honesty and integrity. Michael came to GNCI in August, 2001 with a BS in Accounting with honors from Bentley College and 27 plus years of accounting experience. continued on page 3 GENUINE LOVE OF THE POOR COURAGEOUS FAITH CONTEMPLATIVE STANCE Grey Nuns Regional Voice three Summer 2007 Recognition and Celebration continued from page 2 Michael’s main responsibilities lie in overseeing the finances of the Grey Nuns which includes being the Sisters’ investment watchdog. He prepares numerous financial reports, PowerPoint presentations, attends Congregational finance meetings regularly, meets with local banking representatives, purchases new automobiles for the Sisters, to name but a few of his roles. On a daily basis Michael handles all computer set ups and troubleshooting in the office and at the local communities. He even finds the time to volunteer as Treasurer of Neighbors Who Care, a program founded by Sr. Dorothy Cooper offering volunteer services for elders in Waltham, MA. Away from the office, Michael shares his life with his high school sweetheart and wonderful wife Betty of 32 years, and three beautiful daughters, all college graduates. Active in his local community, he was a member of the Norfolk Lions Club for seven years, serving as Treasurer for five years and President for one year. He served as a Trustee and Member of the Audit Committee for Dedham Institution for Savings. Following Sr. Dorothy’s words of praise, she presented Michael with a certificate and gift on behalf of the Grey Nuns of St. Joseph Region. She thanked Michael for being an ardent advocate for the Sisters, always putting their interests and well-being in the forefront. Joanne Scianna, Executive Director of Youville Place Assisted Living Residence, offered a toast to Michael in appreciation for all that he does in working with her staff and offering help or advice to many of the residents of Youville Place. Lastly, representing the Resident Sisters of Youville Place, Sr. Ella Christian, Local Superior, had these words to say: “During these past five years, you have demonstrated your expertise in automobiles and AAA; budgets and insurance; income taxes and investments; computers and even cell phones! You have stayed late in the day and appeared often on weekends. Your door is always open to everyone and your quiet humor brightens our parties! The word on the front of your card is BRAVO and Webster defines it as brave, a shout of approval, and it is used in applauding a performance. So in total agreement with all of the above, we say, “Well Done! And we loudly proclaim: Bravo!” 2 3 1 Thrift Shop Corner Grey Nuns Thrift Shop 25 Marshall Street 4 Nashua, NH 03060 (603) 883-2850 5 (all photos l to r) Gabrielle Brodeur, Manager 1) The Regional Council, Sisters Dorothy Cooper, Jeanne Poor and Helene Georges, present a certificate to Michael Lazdowsky Hours of operation: 2) Bob Reiser, Grey Nuns Driver, converses with Rev. James O’Donohoe. Monday through Thursday 10am-3pm, 3) Sisters Marie Lefevre and Marie Doucette with Peter Foti, Grey Nuns Accountant Sat. 10am-1pm 4) Sisters Marjorie Reece and Gloria Auger 5) Sisters Rowena Lucius, Dorothy Cooper and Blanche Plante SOLIDARITY IN COMMUNITY SACREDNESS OF LIFE Grey Nuns Regional Voice four Summer 2007 Associates of Saint Marguerite d’Youville RETREAT 2007: The 2007 Retreat for the Associates of St. Marguerite d'Youville was held on June 16, at the Parish Nurse Wellness Center at Milette Manor in Nashua, NH. Thirty-five Associates and two guests attended. The theme of the retreat was: “Living in the Presence - Things That Provide Nourishment and Spiritual Energy In Our Lives,” inspired by a poem written by Sr. Marie Lefevre. Associate Pat Hurd was the morning speaker, offering her thoughts on Contemplative Prayer. This was followed by a session of silence in each of four themed rooms: the Water Sounds room, Silent Prayer room, Spiritual Music room, or Friendship Social room. A buffet luncheon was enjoyed by all and was followed by the keynote speaker: Sr. Carol Descoteaux, CSC, Ph.D., a Sister of the Holy Cross well-known by the Grey Nuns and the Nashua Associates. Associate Dr. Camilie Twiss led the group with a hand meditation which was followed by the afternoon liturgy at St. Louis deGonzague Parish. Several of the Associates made a trip to nearby St. Joseph Hospital to view the Atrium, Chapel, and Gallery of anniversary pictures. Wanting to continue the blessings of the day, five Associates made a visit to MI Nursing Home in Lawrence, MA to see the Grey Nuns in residence there: Sisters Berthe Asselin, Marie Couto, Florida Fredette, Alice Moran and Rose Watras. The Sisters were thrilled to have such a surprise visit and to hear about the Associates' Retreat and how they are following in the on-going mission of St. Marguerite. Sr. Carol Descoteaux, keynote speaker at the NEW LITURGICAL MINISTERS: The Associates are pleased to announce that four new Liturgical Ministers 2007 Associates’ Retreat were commissioned for service as Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers at Youville Place Chapel. On Saturday, June 9, 2007 at the 4:00 PM Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, they were commissioned and began their ministry. All four of them are both present and future members of the Associates of St. Marguerite d'Youville: Theresa Catalano, Gerald Shattuck, John Doucette and Debbie Ouellette. We welcome them and thank them for sharing their talents, skills and faith with the worship community of Youville Place Chapel! Justice and Peace Precious Wells On June 13, 2007, Chris Halter, Director of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School at Thoreau, New Mexico, was in the New England area for a special business meeting. He used this opportunity to share with the Grey Nuns Social Justice Committee, headed by Sr. Gladys Marhefka, the need for funding to dig a well in Thoreau to provide water for the Navajo people, especially the elderly, who live on the vast area of this reservation. New Mexico has been experiencing a ten Chris Halter and Sr. Gladys Marhefka year drought and as a result, the state government is limiting the amount of water that St. Bonaventure can extract from its current single well. Thus, the need for an additional well is critical. Prior to assuming the directorship of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission, Chris Halter worked in Guatemala for 15 years. In 2005, Hurricane Stan hit the village of Santa Catarina Palopo where Chris was working. He saw first hand how the subsequent flooding from the hurricane contaminated the two existing wells with sludge, and destroyed 85% of the pipes for water delivery. The need for an additional well for this Mayan community is also critical. Chris was grateful for the opportunity to share the plight of these communities and hopes that help, in the form of new wells, will come soon. The Social Justice Committee shares in his sentiments. For more information about this topic, contact Sr. Gladys Marhefka, (781) 674-7406 or email@example.com. GENUINE LOVE OF THE POOR COURAGEOUS FAITH CONTEMPLATIVE STANCE Grey Nuns Regional Voice five Summer 2007 Religious Life “WE NEED TO OFFER A RELIGIOUS LIFE THAT SHOWS THE COMPASSION OF CHRIST” By Marie Cecilia Lefevre, SGM An article by Donald Rolheiser entitled “Jesus’ Deep Invitations to Contemporary Religious Life”, recommended for our reflection by our Superior General, Sister Jacqueline St. Yves, offered food for deep thought over a long period of time. Although the entire article was powerfully challenging, my focus was on one particular suggestion of Father Rolheiser’s: “We need a religious life that shows the compassion of Christ.” The life of our Foundress, Saint Marguerite d’Youville, came immediately to mind. Marguerite “went about doing good with a great love for the human family, with preference for the poorest of all.” I thought of the generations of Grey Nuns who since 1737 have done likewise. I thought of thousands of beautiful examples of how the Grey Nuns have shown the compassionate love of Christ to peoples all over the world, in whom they see the image of a Christ in need. I thought of how this unchanging Mission had been adapted time and again to new ministries. Ten years ago our Provincial House, for very good reasons, was renovated into an assisted living residence named “Youville Place” in honor of St. Marguerite (see “Youville Place Celebrates its 10th Anniversary” following this article). “Letting go” of the Provincial House was not easy, especially for those of us classified as “Senior Sisters.” We anticipated a quiet life in the “Seniorate” with ample time to continue our ministry by praying for our Sisters in active ministry and those for whom they cared. We looked forward to deepening our union with God by having more time for contemplation and reading. We were to be cared for by a staff of Sisters and lay persons around the clock in the “Seniorate” or a special infirmary. But our God is a God of surprises. God’s eter- nal plan was something quite different! We were faced with the challenge to change our lifestyle and live in accord with the policies determined by Covenant Health Systems which was to manage Youville Place. Our new ministry was to manifest God’s love to the residents and staff. We were to reach out to them with sensitivity, understanding and insight. Our “letting go” helped us to appreciate how difficult it had been for the residents to leave everything that was familiar to them to come and live at Youville Place. It was a dramatic change for us and for them. But it was not without benefits. Although it is not the same, our acceptance of this change, with trust that Divine Providence is guiding our destiny, has resulted in an avalanche of blessings. The mission, philosophy, and values of Youville Place are in harmony with those of the Grey Nuns. We have lost nothing of all that fosters spiritual growth. We are being enriched by opening our heart and home to others. Our “imaginations are full of mystery, wonder and grace,” which Rolheiser suggests is essential. Marguerite’s all-embracing spirituality of compassion continues to find expression in the love and support, the encouragement and understanding we offer to all whose lives we touch. Let us continue being what we are, women of compassionate commitment, journeying in hope...the rest will follow in God’s own time. Youville Place Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary On a beautiful sunny spring day, the fifth Saturday of Eastertide, May 5, 2007, a grand celebration was held at Youville Place Assisted Living Residence, Lexington, MA, commemorating its 10th Anniversary. Converted from the Provincial House of the Grey Nuns of the St. Joseph Region, Youville Place has become a place of distinction among elder care facilities in the area. Many visitors have commented over the past 10 years that Youville Place feels different – it has a certain “spirit” of comfort and inclusion, a true reflection of the charism of St. Marguerite d’Youville, the namesake of Youville Place. The success of Youville Place is a testament to its incredible staff, the progressive management of Covenant Health Systems, and of course, the presence and outreach of the resident Grey Nuns who are St. Marguerite’s disciples of compassion and spirituality. Youville Place is truly “a community of enduring hope” that welcomes everyone. May God bless Youville Place with many more decades of success in the spirit of St. Marguerite. continued on page 6 SOLIDARITY IN COMMUNITY SACREDNESS OF LIFE Grey Nuns Regional Voice six Summer 2007 Staying Connected Attending the Anniversary event from Lewiston, Maine, were Sisters Huguette Allard (center) and Alice Gagne with Sr. Jeanne Poor on their left. Seated to the right of Sr. Gladys Marhefka were Youville Place Volunteer Peter Dimas with his parents, Steve and Kathy Dimas. The theme of the 10th Anniversary event was “gratitude,” in praise Following the closing prayer and joyful recessional, an Apple Tree of the Grey Nuns for their foresight and courage in creating Youville Planting ceremony was held in honor of St. Marguerite, “symbolizing Place. During the Eucharistic Celebration in the Chapel of Youville our continued commitment to carrying on her spirit and life’s work,” Place, Joanne Scianna, Executive Director of Youville Place, and the as noted by Paula Anton, Recreation Director at Youville Place. other Directors each placed a single daisy in a vase “signifying their belief in St. Marguerite and her loving spirit of service to others...” as Sr. Joan Manion explained in her homily. Sr. Dorothy Cooper held the vase as Anne Cody, Marketing Director of Youville Place, put her daisy in the vase with the others. As Sr. Jeanne Poor, Regional Superior of the Grey Nuns, and Joanne Scianna poured earth over the roots of the apple trees, everyone was asked by Paula Anton in her address, to take this moment “to reflect upon the many seeds that have been planted in the 270 years since Marguerite dedicated herself to God and founded the Grey Nuns... It is the intention of all of us dedicated to Youville Place and the charism of St. Marguerite and the Grey Nuns to continue this cycle of life and nourishment.” Staying Connected North Stratford, NH... Lockdown in the Great North Woods! Sr. Marie Mansfield and video, “Happy Feet,” followed by having some fun with flashlights! Sr. Helene Georges reported that on Saturday, May 19, 2007, 25 The next morning, a town breakfast was held from 7- 11 a.m. The teens gathered at St. Francis Hall in Groveton, NH, for the much teens who attended the Lock-Down were rudely awakened early anticipated, annual “Lockdown,” which the Sisters coordinate and (after nearly no sleep) to prepare and serve the food. Over 100 attend. Following a Mass and special supper, 100 teens from breakfasts were served this year! The proceeds totaling $1,050 from Groveton attended a rousing dance. The DJ took requests and mixed this very successful fund raiser were donated by the teens for much in with the crowd. At 10 p.m., everyone left the hall except the needed Parish repairs at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Groveton. “Lockdowners.” Now was the time for fun! Everyone watched the continued on page 7 GENUINE LOVE OF THE POOR COURAGEOUS FAITH CONTEMPLATIVE STANCE Grey Nuns Regional Voice seven Summer 2007 Staying Connected continued from page 6 Regional Administration… Celebrating Life, Birth and Beauty At the closing of the St. Joseph Region Fifth Congress (on Non-Violence and Care of the Earth) on October 16, 2006, the Sisters planted tulips bulbs in the front of Youville Place Assisted Living Residence, Lexington, MA. The tulip planting served to remind the Sisters of the energy that comes from sharing and reflecting on God’s beautiful earth and its people. With the tulips in full bloom this spring, the Sisters held a special celebration of the growth and new life on March 13. The celebratory prayer service was lead by Rev. Walter Cuenin followed by Rev. Cuenin on the right with (l to r) Sisters Jeannette a short outdoor service near the vibrant yellow blooming tulips. As the Sisters joined Duhamel, Marion Connelly, Suzanne Forget, Ella Christian, Mary King, Mary Sears, Marjorie Reece, Helen in singing “How Great Thou Art,” they took in all of the beauty that surrounds them Sikorski, and Laura Rabida at the outdoor service asking God to help us to preserve our earth. Restructuring At the ceremonial tulip planting, Rev. Cuenin noted that the Grey Nuns have always had the foresight and courage to begin something new. And so they venture now to restructure their Region with the same initiative and resolve. The Sisters of the St. Joseph Region continue to work on a model for restructuring their Region as requested by the General Administration in Montreal. Dr. Ted Dunn, trainer, facilitator and author, of Comprehensive Consulting Services out of Missouri, has been working with the Sisters since January and recently during a Regional Assembly in May and a Regional Meeting in July to develop a new leadership team model for the Region that promotes mutual accountability, shared authority, and encourages par- ticipation of all the Sisters. As Sr. Jeanne Poor said to the Sisters, “We have come a long way and have been energized by one another as we The working group of Sisters at the Regional Meeting on July 24 work for the common good toward the future of our Congregation.” The Sisters experienced camaraderie along with hard work at the Regional Assembly in May (all photos l to r) 1) Sr. Dorothy Cooper and Dr. Ted Dunn 2) Sisters Irene Harper, Marie Mansfield and Helene Georges 3) Sisters Theresa Rousseau, June Ketterer and Jeanne Poor work in their Core Group. 4) Sisters Helene Georges and Marie Doucette 1 5) Sisters Louise Bourgeois, Ella Christian and Marion Connelly at coffee break 2 5 3 4 continued on page 8 SOLIDARITY IN COMMUNITY SACREDNESS OF LIFE GREY NUNS REGIONAL VOICE NON-PROFIT ORG. The Grey Nuns Charities, Inc. 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Ave., Lexington MA October 16 Feast of St. Marguerite d’Youville: Eucharistic Celebration 7pm Youville Place Chapel followed by Reception Upcoming/Ongoing Events ALL INVITED A Reflection Day by the Sea on the Gospel of St. John November 21 Thanksgiving Vigil: Eucharistic Celebration September 29, 2007, 10am-4pm, 7pm Youville Place Chapel ALL INVITED Sr. June Ketterer, SGM, Presenter For information on upcoming and ongoing events, November 22 HAPPY THANKSGIVING please contact Sr. Gladys Marhefka December 8 Advent Day of Prayer with Nancy Citro, at (781) 674-7406 (Day) or (781) 862-0938 (Evening). SNDdeN: 10am-4pm, Youville Place Chapel ALL INVITED Staying Connected continued from page 7 Lewiston, ME… A tradition since 1997, the “Youvillian Experience” was offered once again by the Sisters of Charity Health System to its employees. With able and experienced tour guides, Sisters Huguette Allard and Alice Gagne, 15 participants ventured on a journey in the footsteps of St. Marguerite d’Youville to Varennes, the birthplace of St. Marguerite, her extensive exhibit at Maison de Mere d’Youville, the Mother House where the precious remains of St. Marguerite are kept, Accueil Bonneau, a food kitchen and refuge for the poor, Chateauguay, an island retreat center, and St. Hyacinthe, home of the Sisters of Charity of St. Hyacinthe, founders of the works of charity in Lewiston, Maine. This year’s “pilgrims” found the (l to r) Sisters Alice Gagne and Huguette Allard, front row center, experience to be invaluable and inspiring. Sisters Huguette and stand with the group in front of Manoir d’Youville at Chateauguay, Alice feel blessed to witness such love and admiration for St. on their pilgrimage to experience the life of St. Marguerite. Marguerite and her mission. grateful to her many donors who helped her raise an outstanding Arlington, MA... Since 1973, Sr. Jeanne Poor has participated in $6,020. Contributions from this event will be used towards feeding the Boston Walk for Hunger, whether pounding the pavement of the the nearly 450,000 children, women and men who lack adequate 20 mile walk or more recently, working tirelessly at the registration food and who utilize food pantries, supper programs and shelters table. Sunday, May 6, was a cloudy and cool day, but that did not in Massachusetts. Sr. Jeanne knows first hand how grateful the dampen the spirit and enthusiasm brought to the event by the guests are who frequent a supper program in Waltham at which thousands of men, women and children. Sr. Jeanne was once again she volunteers.