PHOTO GALLERY: Bearers of the Traditions — 3

July 22, 2009 by

More photos from the Bearers of the Traditions institute at Manna House of Prayer June 17-July 16:

Sister Bette Moslander focused her presentation on the spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Bette Moslander focused her presentation on the spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph.


Sister Bettes lectures were based on decades of research and study.

Sister Bette's lectures were based on decades of research and study.


Sharing in the presentations on spirituality was Sister Marcia Allen, president of the Concordia congregation.

Sharing in the presentations on spirituality was Sister Marcia Allen, president of the Concordia congregation.


Sister Marcia also discussed the spirituality that formed the early Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Marcia also discussed the spirituality that formed the early Sisters of St. Joseph.

When Sister Marsa Zakaria arrived dressed in an Egyptian outfit, all the cameras came out.

When Sister Marsa Zakaria arrived dressed in an Egyptian outfit, all the cameras came out.


Martha Bryant, left, and Sister Esther Pineda serve as emcees for an evening of entertainment.

Martha Bryant, left, and Sister Esther Pineda serve as emcees for an evening of entertainment.


Sisters Dennis McFadden, left, and Joann Heinritz are in the front row for the evenings performances.

Sisters Dennis McFadden, left, and Joann Heinritz are in the front row for the evening's performances.


Sister Beth Stover performs a song during the international social.

Sister Beth Stover performs a song during the "international social."

Sampling the Kansas treats at the international social are, left to right, Sister Natalie Cain, Sister Connie Kennedy, Pat Mannion and Sister Barbara Czyrnik.

Sampling the Kansas treats at the "international social" are, left to right, Sister Natalie Cain, Sister Connie Kennedy, Pat Mannion and Sister Barbara Czyrnik.


Sister Nair de Sousa Lima of the Concordia congregation, with her arm raised in the center of the photo, leads a Brazilian dance line.

Sister Nair de Sousa Lima of the Concordia congregation, with her arm raised in the center of the photo, leads a Brazilian dance line.


Sister Bette Moslander, right, explains some of the Kansas food samples to Sister Karen Cavanagh.

Sister Bette Moslander, right, explains some of the Kansas food samples to Sister Karen Cavanagh.

Sister Jean Befort enjoys the Brazilian dance line.

Sister Jean Befort enjoys the Brazilian dance line.


Sisters Jasleen Michael, Grisela Martinez-Morales and Celia DuRea, left to right, appreciate the evenings entertainment.

Sisters Jasleen Michael, Grisela Martinez-Morales and Celia DuRea, left to right, appreciate the evening's entertainment.


Sister Julie Christensen enjoys one of several dances during the international social.

Sister Julie Christensen enjoys one of several dances during the international social.


Sister Marian Tung dances to Hawaiian lyrics sung by Sister Mary Dugar, right.

Sister Marian Tung dances to Hawaiian lyrics sung by Sister Mary Dugar, right.


Sister Marian Tung performs an Hawaiian dance, but the mystery was the source of the music accompanying her.

Sister Marian Tung performs an Hawaiian dance, but the mystery was the source of the music accompanying her.

The mystery was solved when Sister Natalie Cain demonstrated her talent in using her nose as a musical instrument.

The mystery was solved when Sister Natalie Cain demonstrated her talent in using her nose as a musical instrument.


Sister Marian Tung leads a group that has been learning Hawaiian dances during swimming sessions at the Motherhouse.

Sister Marian Tung leads a group that has been learning Hawaiian dances during swimming sessions at the Motherhouse.


Sister Julie Christensen, left, and Mary Elena Cardenas Terrones try to keep up with the steps in the Hawaiiian dance.

Sister Julie Christensen, left, and Mary Elena Cardenas Terrones try to keep up with the steps in the Hawaiiian dance.

When Sister Maria Elena wasnt dancing, she was taking pictures of the other entertainers.

When Sister Maria Elena wasn't dancing, she was taking pictures of the other entertainers.


Sisters Nair de Sousa Lima, Pat Neihouse and Marian Tung join forces to introduce the next performers.

Sisters Nair de Sousa Lima, Pat Neihouse and Marian Tung join forces to introduce the next performers.


Sister Esther Pineda plays the caballero to join Sister Maria Elena Cardenas Terrones in a Mexican folk dance.

Sister Esther Pineda plays the "caballero" to join Sister Maria Elena Cardenas Terrones in a Mexican folk dance.

Sister Griselda Martinez-Morales keeps time to the Mexican folk music.

Sister Griselda Martinez-Morales keeps time to the Mexican folk music.


Leading a West Virginia cheer are, left to right, Sister Judy Teufel, Ann Ashwood-Piper and Sister Mary Palmer. The sisters are from the Wheeling congregation and invited Ann to join them, as an honorary West Virginian, for a rendition of

Leading a West Virginia cheer are, left to right, Sister Judy Teufel, Ann Ashwood-Piper and Sister Mary Palmer. The sisters are from the Wheeling congregation and invited Ann to join them, as an "honorary West Virginian," for a rendition of "Take Me Home, Country Roads."

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8 Responses to “PHOTO GALLERY: Bearers of the Traditions — 3”

  1. S. Anne Francine Mead, SSJ. (Phila.) on March 22nd, 2015 6:31 pm

    3/22/15. I am so sorry to hear of S. Betty’s death. I smile when I think how dear she was…I am a volunteer at St. Mary by the Sea at Cape May Point, NJ. She would sit with the “help” in the kitchen and chat with us. My heart goes out to all of you. Love and hugs Anne Francine

  2. Maureen Finn on July 30th, 2009 6:05 pm

    Dear friends, What good energy and happy memories from our 30 days in Concordia. I am set to speak of the BOT experience at our motherhouse chapel on August 18, a day before leaving for Brazil. Should be fun to tell of our great experience. And the group – so diverse and energizing, is the best part

    My very dear friend Mary Jane, one of our sisters who has been completely debilitated during the last 3 years died on this past Monday. It is a blessing to be here in Rochester for the celebration of her life among us and her new fullness of life everlasting. I will give the welcome talk at her funeral mass, so I just hope I can do this without too many tears. Thanks for your support. I will write more when I return to Brazil. with love, Maureen Finn

  3. Christine Doman on July 30th, 2009 8:50 am

    The energy, joy and spiirit of our charism is so expressive in these photos. Thanks for sharing these marvelous women of great Love of God gathered under the excellet dedicated staff and presentors. Thank you for sharing your special gifts and talents with the group gathered in prayer, reflection, tradition our the many CSJ/SSJ communities worldwide! Thanks for sharing the wonderful captured photos, Sarah!
    Blessings of love, peace, joy,
    Christine Doman

  4. Jean Befort on July 24th, 2009 11:00 am

    What happy memories seeing all thiese pictures. One never knows what you are focusing on with that camera until they appear in the Photo Gallery!
    Thanks Sarah!

  5. Ann Ashwood on July 23rd, 2009 9:24 am

    Sarah, I’m reliving the fun through your photos. Thank you for your vigilance!

  6. Marian Tung on July 23rd, 2009 12:39 am

    We did know how to have fun and everyone who wanted was included and encouraged! Smiles, Marian

  7. Anne M. Reinert on July 22nd, 2009 6:15 pm

    Looks energizing and fun. Beautiful candid pictures. Anne M.

  8. Bette Moslander on July 22nd, 2009 9:33 am

    These photos recall the delightful entertainment evening–such a lively affair– and a break in the pace of very intense input sessions. The participants entered whole heartedly into whatever was offered, play or study and work, and it all made for an experience that will be long remembered.

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