|Sr. Herlinda provides a dance to accompany the prayer|
|Sr. Barbara Bozak, Program Director|
|Sr. Mary Dacey challenged the group|
An opening ritual and a symbolic use of scarfs as part of the ambience and the prayer set the stage for what looks to be a powerful five days together. Sr. Barbara Bozak welcomed the group and set the tone on Thursday evening. Sisters from Los Angeles and New York joined us late due to fogged in flights.
In the opening prayer, the readings helped us reflect on leadership. Sr. Mary Dacey, as part of the prayer, helped us to see the importance of leadership at this moment in history in religious life and the world. She challenged us to use this opportunity to further develop our skills as leaders.
|Sr. Dolores Clerico presented some|
old material with a new twist
On Friday, Sr. Dolores Clerico focused her talk on the core values of the Sisters of St Joseph by providing a brief overview of how evolving consciousness has impacted our view of leadership, where the church has evolved to at this time and then a new look at the core values of the Sisters of St Joseph.
|Sr. Ginny Maitland |
serves as facilitator
We have been joined at this event by 28 wisdom sisters who will serve as our mentor for this year period of growth in leadership. I was extremely happy to have a meeting with my mentor, Sr. Mary Quinn. As seems to be the sense among those of us participating, the matching of the sister with a mentor seems to have gone very well.
Today we meet with two staff from the Leadership Circle who will continue the process of helping us learn how to use the Leadership Circle Profile, a tool that we and those we work with filled out. It is compared with a vast database of the results of many thousands of leaders who have also taken this profile. It provides helpful feedback on areas of strength and areas that could be further developed.
I'll keep you posted on how the days go.
|Sr. Donna Del Santo led us in song|