August 2023 Issue of Reflections & Connections
The August 2023 issue of Reflections & Connections is now available online for your viewing.
Celebrating Journeys of Gratitude and Grace, the theme of Jubilee 2023, expresses so well the spirit prevalent at our recent CSA Days and each day forward. The June gathering of our sisters and associates provided the opportunity to strengthen the bond that unites us and to explore our unfolding future with gratitude, grace, and hope.
Jubilee is a time of rejoicing and giving thanks for sisters and associates who have responded to the call to further God’s Mission and have done so faithfully for many years. We, and many others, have been blessed by their lifetime service and witness to the Divine Love. In this issue of Reflections and Connections, we honor our Jubilarians including Sister Dennis, one of our centenarians. Their presence, wisdom, and spirit inspire us each day.
Marian University, a CSA sponsored ministry since 1936, is also highlighted in this issue. Marian holds a special place in our hearts, since it is the Alma Mater of most of our sisters and that of many students who used their education and values from Marian to make a difference in this world.
As we continue our CSA journey, we give thanks to you and all our Partners in Mission. We are grateful to be recognized for our efforts to be good stewards of God’s creation, which you can read about in the coming pages. We are also delighted to welcome two new staff people to help us on the way, Kyle Schwibinger and Jane Waller, who are introduced in this issue.
Grounded in the Mystery of the Divine, we are bonded and strengthened by our vision and love, and continue to have graced encounters that reflect the goodness and love of an amazing Creator God.
Sisters Sharon Pollnow, Peg Spindler, Madeline Gianforte, and Lael Niblick
CSA’s General Council, 2022-2026