Look What God Can Do

In 2017 I traveled to Lesotho bringing 60 water filters and a desire to provide clean water for 60 women with children. Each of the women would pledge to filter water for …

Faith Statement on Escalating Violence with Iran

As people of faith, we condemn the United States’ dangerous aggression towards Iran, including the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the deployment of additional troops to the region.

New Year’s Resolutions from the Sisters

Set them, forget them or regret them: At one time or another, we’ve all made New Year’s resolutions. As we say farewell to 2019, we asked the Sisters, Associates and Lay Consecrated women in the SNJM community to share their intentions – both light-hearted and serious – for the year to come.

Hospitality Brings Hope at Rose Haven

Like many other U.S. cities, Portland, OR is facing a housing crisis. Amid the dark clouds of homelessness, there exists a light of hope and help…

Bartheld, Sister Sylvia

Sister Sylvia Bartheld, SNJM

(Sister M. Catherine Elizabeth)

November 25, 1931 – November 13, 2019

Sister Sylvia Bartheld, SNJM departed this life on November 13, 2019 at Saratoga Retirement Community, Saratoga, California.

Sister Sylvia celebrated 87 years of life and 68 years of her religious profession.

Collver, Sister Sharon

Sister Sharon Collver, SNJM

(Sister M. Raphaelann)

February 27, 1939 – October 20, 2019

Sister Sharon Collver, SNJM departed this life on October 20, 2019 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sister Sharon celebrated 80 years of life and 60 years of her religious profession.

Kratz, Sister Eleanor

Sister Eleanor Kratz, SNJM

(Sister Christa Mary)

April 9, 1936 – September 28, 2019

Sister Eleanor Kratz, SNJM departed this life on September 28, 2019 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sister Eleanor celebrated 83 years of life and 63 years of her religious profession.

Simpson, Sister Dorothy

Sister Dorothy Simpson, SNJM

(Sister M. Catherine Regina)

February 18, 1930 – September 15, 2019

Sister Dorothy Simpson, SNJM departed this life on September 15, 2019 at Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland, California.

Sister Dorothy celebrated 89 years of life and 69 years of her religious profession

Public Statement on Gun Violence in Texas and Ohio

The violent attacks and loss of life in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH last weekend leave us shocked and saddened. We pray for the victims and their families and for all the people who are suffering…