Dear Friends,

The last time I saw Brother Steve Ohnmacht, he said, “Joe, I don’t think I’ll be able to make the Assembly.” I thought he meant he would be too sick to join us in Kearney; he meant, “It is time to say goodbye.”

We said goodbye to Brother Steve at St. James Church in Liberty, the parish where he worshipped and served on the RCIA team for many years, on Thursday, March 26. Then, on Friday, March 27, we celebrated his life with his family and friends at St. Benedict Church in Nebraska City and, as he requested, laid his body to rest next to his parents in the parish cemetery.

Steve’s life came into focus on Palm Sunday when Pope Francis said in his homily that these three words, “he humbled himself,” are difficult for most human beings to comprehend. He calls it the way of humility and it is “a way which constantly amazes and disturbs us: we will … (read more…)

SSMO-Leadership-TeamPrecious Blood Leadership Committee members the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO) have elected their 2015-2020 leadership team. The election came during their 2015 Chapter meeting, held at the SSMO Motherhouse.

Sr. Charlene Herinckx was elected to a second term as Superior General. Sr. Juliana Monti, Sr. Josephine Pelster and Sr. Rita Watkins will also serve on the leadership team.

The Sisters hold a general Chapter every five years for the purpose of spiritual introspection, charting the course for the next five years and election of new leadership.

A link to the full article on … (read more…)


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