Newsletter – August 2018

July 28, 2018

Upcoming Events

Beatification of our Foundress! It is our joy to announce that on September 9, 2018, Mother Alphonse Maria will be beatified in Strasbourg, France.  Please join us in praising God for this profound honor to be bestowed upon our Founder who will soon be known as Blessed Alphonse Maria Eppinger. May all who continue to live the Redeemer charism through works of mercy and acts of love receive special graces during this joyous time.  To honor this extraordinary event here in our American Province there will be Liturgy on September 23rd .  We look forward to announcing additional special events throughout this year of celebration.

Come & See Retreats– Curious to know if religious life is your calling? We offer weekend retreats to share an experience of our life of prayer, community, and service.  For more info please contact us to learn when the next retreat will be offered.

Welcome! – on August 17th we will welcome Jackie Hutchinson as a new Redeemer ministry corps volunteer.  She will live in community with us and participate in our health care ministry for the next year.

Missioning Liturgy – On August 26th during our 9am

Sunday Liturgy Jackie Hutchinson will formally begin her year of service as a Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer.

Eucharistic Adoration 1st Friday of each month at our Redeemer Chapel. You are welcome between 3 – 5pm on Friday, August 3rd.

Evening Mass & Supper – Join Sisters for Mass and a simple meal.  Last Monday of each month at 6pm.   Next date is August 27th.  Respond here to attend.

Vacation Bible School -This year’s Bible School is themed Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus  and will be hosted at the Province Center of the Sisters of the Redeemer from August 20-24, 2018.  Volunteering is a great way to participate and have fun – and is always greatly appreciated.  Please contact Sr. Maryanne King at 267-228-0448 if you are able to participate as a volunteer for 1 day or the entire week.


Recent Happenings

Redeemer Ministry Corps Closing Liturgy – on July 23rd we gave thanks for Regina Scheller as she concluded her year of community, faith and service as a year-long volunteer.  Learn more about how you can become a RMC!

Students from Germany – On July 28th we welcomed 2 nursing students from our hospital in Germany – Franziska and Dylan.  They will reside with us while they experience health care in the US as interns at our hospital for 3 weeks.


A song I recently heard contained the phrase, “The world ain’t slowing down.”  And that’s true;  the globe keeps turning at its life-sustaining rhythm. The rate at which we keep moving certainly makes it feel like the the world is revolving faster.  However, its just about August and in most parts of this country the temperatures are at a peak – its hot and we are forced to move a little slower.  Our bodies and minds long for a vacation or at least a day to relax and enjoy the length of daylight.  We may or may not have the privilege of slowing down physically but we do have an eternal source residing within where time doesn’t exist and our days are not measured in hours or the amount of work accomplished.  God’s Spirit is all around and when we breath in and out we are nourished by this constant presence.  So, in these days of August, join the life-sustaining rhythm of Earth and God’s Spirit and remember to breath – deeply.  ~ Sister Ana