|Sr. Marcia Allen (Concordia CSJ) introduces|
Sr. Janet to begin the ceremony
|On stage, Sr. Janet's image was |
projected on two large screens
During the tribute to Janet, it was obvious how her statement above is consistent with how she has approached her whole life. During the tribute, one reader noted that Janet lives out of a call much greater than herself. She believes that team leaders draw forth the best of each member of their team. For Janet, leadership is only done as a community of equals. In describing Janet, words such as creative, courageous, exceptional warmth, disarming openness were used. Her entrepreneurial spirit and keen insights into the needs of religious were proclaimed. Janet is a model of grace who relentlessly presumes good intent on the part of all.
|Well wishers lined up the length of the |
ballroom to congratulate Janet
In speaking of LCWR during the award ceremony Janet noted, “it was a team that listened carefully to its members,” characteristically deflecting the significant role that she played in helping LCWR navigate the waters of the CDF.
|Janet and Eileen McCann (Albany)|
after the award
We 74 Sisters of St Joseph were proud to be present for the honoring of one so deserving who stepped up at such a critical time.