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Sister Maureen Abbott

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Reflection and prayer for Black History Month

The annual designation of February as Black History month prompted me to search out stories of others in that era who were likewise attuned to God’s inner promptings. What a treasure trove of inspirational people I found!

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February Black History Month prayer service

During Black History month, we raise up the memory of Black Americans whose lives inspire us to live our baptismal call to the fullest, and implore their intercession to blot out the sin of racism

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The life of Mother Marie Gratia Luking

Her maturity was such that she was allowed to make an early profession of final vows

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Sister Marilu Covani, passing on the spirit of Encuentro

As Sister Marilú reached official retirement, she was invited to coordinate the V Encuentro effort for the Diocese of San Bernardino. “What a gift! I really loved to work with this always-growing team of people of different backgrounds, ages, cultures, and nationalities,” she said.

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The charism of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

When asked to give her impressions of Mother Theodore, Susanna Alvey, who grew up as a neighbor in the then-thriving village of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, responded, “Her success was due more to prayer than to human efficiency, I think.” Through her work as innkeeper, Susanna was in a good position to note the outward signs of…

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Sister Maureen has been a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods since 1956. She has served as a teacher at junior high and high school levels. She also ministered as a principal at three different Catholic schools. Sister Maureen has also ministered in diocesan administration positions and was the author of the Sisters of Providence fourth volume community history book. Currently, she ministers in the Archives Department as a community historian.

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