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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 7 9,1993 ii i r has retired from St, Theresa Evansville, after serving 17 years as school Force at Clement ber Feasibility Task tee has been meeting since at St. Clement Church, rille. The purpose of the is to "search out and set the future needs of St. Parish," according to James Sauer, pastor. include Bob Fuller, Jackie Libbert0 Patti Wilbanks and Schnur. named eedictine Sister Marilyn has been named prin- Joseph School, Van- Sister Schroer- Ls served as principal at School, Jasper. earned a bachelor's degree it. Benedict College, Ferdi- in 1971 and a master's de- Indiana State Univer- In 1975. Christian Board nominee Benedictine Sister Kathy Bil- skie, director of development for the Sisters of St. Benedict in Fer- dinand, has been nominated to serve on the National Catholic Development Conference Board of Directors. J Mehringer and Michael received the Youth an Awards at Holy Family are the chil- and Kathy nger and Dan and Barb Birthday! Michael Allen of San Calif., celebrates his y 12. Rudolph is resigning as at St. Clement a position leld for lo years. St. Theresa ns to couples at Church, Evansville, lng wedding anniver- and Jane llarter, 40 and Virginia Fowler. ; Jan and Mary Sllwa, 41 and LaVerne Peak. Otto and Elizabeth llof- years: Jim and Georgia Vears; ilenry and Es- 55 years: Tom and Ormelink. 44 years: Roy Gibson, 45 years. Anniversaries at Holy Family Congratulations to couples at Holy Family Church, Jasper, cel- ebrating July wedding anniver- saries: Daniel and Carolyn Von- derheide, 42 years; Albert and LaVerne Lueken, 45 years; Frank and Esther Reckelhoff, 43 years; Jack and Diane Williams. 40 years; Leo and Mildred Hochgesang, 48 years; Sylvester and Anita Merter, 50 years; Linus and Frances Dick, 53 years. Altar Society officers Leona Conn has been re- elected president of the Altar So- ciety at Sacred Heart Church, Vincennes. Loretta Roales was re-elected treasurer. MHA instructor teaching in Japan Cindy Ort. an English teacher at Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand, is spending three weeks in Tokyo. Japan, this sum- mer. teaching English to high school students and adults. Golden jubilarians Congratulations to Jesse and Barbara {Stauber} Clinton who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary July 3. They are members of St. Matthew Church, Mount Vernon. Fifty-nine Benedictine prioresses and delegates attended the eighteenth chapter meeting of the Federation of St. Gertrude last week at the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Representing the Ferdinand community were Sister Kathryn Huber, prioress (top row, cen- ter), Sister Mary Cheryl Uebelhor (second row from bottom, far left), and Sister Carlita Koch, (fourth row from top, center). I I Federation of St. Gertrude meets in Ferdinand Fifty-nine Benedictine prioresses and delegates of the Federation of St. Gertrude met last week at the Monastery Immaculate Conception for the federation's eighteenth chapter- meeting. The theme for this gathering was "Monastic Women: Embracing the Future." The keynote speaker for the chapter was Benedictine Sister Pia Lansang, prioress of St. Scholastica Priory in Manila, Philippines. An international Missionary Benedictine, she began her talk with Shibashi, a meditative movement derived from Tai Chi, which empha- sizes the individual's connection with the whole universe. Sister Pia spoke of the modem world's ability to be connected through the modem, fax, telephone, and live satellites, yet she said society seldom takes advantage of these possibil- ities in a way that would allow us to grow in understanding and acceptance of one another. Sister Pia challenged the delegates to find the courage to surmount the fear present in de- veloping new relationships. She said, "There is a fresh call and need in society for whole- ness and integrity, with our own selves, with other human beings, and with God and the entire universe." She spoke of the call of the monastic woman today as one of bringing peace and unity to a world of division, separation, and disunity. She said, "The possibilities are great, yet in the midst of technology and freedom, the human spirit is left empty and impoverished," Though these challenges can seem overwhelming, Sister Pia encouraged the delegates by reminding them that everything begins first with awareness, an awareness that all is not yet whole within oneself and. then, in the world. She said, "We must begin with an aware- ness of all that is around us, and within us." She then spoke of the practical implications of this need for global connectedness: "Awareness will lead to action which will lead to so- cial transformation." She encouraged the delegates to expose themselves to a variety of world views, by vis- iting and talking with people of differing views and by having an openness to learn some- thing new everyday. Sister Pia also said that the centuries-old Benedictine values of stewardship, modera- tion, and community are much needed in today's world. She challenged the sisters that as Benedictine women, "we together can be bridge builders and can cross the bridge together; together we may cross into the future and embrace it in totality and with courage," Another speaker during the week-long chapter was Robert Raymond, of Edina, Minn., who spoke about "Global Religion in Century 21: Its Implications for the Church and for Women Religious." He addressed varying trends in today's American society and in the American church. He encouraged the delegates to not only embrace the future but to create it. Benedictine Father Allan Bouley of St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., also spoke to the delegates, presenting a workshop on the "Prioress as Liturgical Leader" within the commtlnity. The Federation of St. Gertrude, of which the Monastery" Immaculate Conception is a member, is composed of eighteen autonomous Benedictine communities and six depen- dent monasteries across North, South, and Central America. i i  D-O-W-N-T-O-WN 3ol MAN ST VtNCENNES tN 47591 i i I [11 Iii ii Please send information for [ Duboi's County Bank AROUND TIlE DIOCESE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before ! YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK I II I ]1 I I I I II ]1] IIII [llllll publication. I I s Box 68 Montgomery, Ind'  47558 Donald J. Traylor President Phone: 486-3285 I I I I I