PHOTO GALLERY: Bearers of the Traditions — 4

July 22, 2009 by

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

One of the highlights of the entertainment was Sister Martha Tharamuttathus impression of Father Jean-Pierre Medaille in the 21st century (note the laptop and cell phone).

One of the highlights of the entertainment was Sister Martha Tharamuttathu's impression of Father Jean-Pierre Medaille in the 21st century (note the laptop and cell phone). Sister Martha's impression included tidbits from the Bearers' sessions.

Sister Martha used tidbits from throughout the monthlong Bearers institute to embellish her impression.

Sister Martha used tidbits from throughout the monthlong Bearers institute to embellish her impression.

Sister Mary Jo Thummel of the Concordia congregation appreciates the humor in Sister Marthas performance.

Sister Mary Jo Thummel of the Concordia congregation appreciates the humor in Sister Martha's performance.

Joining in the laughter were, left to right, Sisters Bette Moslander, Jean Befort, Nair de Sousa Lima, Janet Lander and Donna Otter.

Joining in the laughter were, left to right, Sisters Bette Moslander, Jean Befort, Nair de Sousa Lima, Janet Lander and Donna Otter.

Sisters Jasleen Michael and Gracy Thomas performed an Indian folk dance and then invited the audience to join in.

Sisters Jasleen Michael and Gracy Thomas performed an Indian folk dance and then invited the audience to join in.

Sisters Jasleen Michael, left, and Donna Otter share in the traditional Indian dance.

Sisters Jasleen Michael, left, and Donna Otter share in the traditional Indian dance.

Sister Natalie Cain performs A Song of Unioning Love, which she wrote during the Bearers institute. (The lyrics can be found at the bottom of this file.)

Sister Natalie Cain performs "A Song of Unioning Love," which she wrote during the Bearers institute. (The lyrics can be found at the bottom of this file.)

Sister Maureen Finn talks about the area of Brazil where she serves, as Sisters Karen Cavanaugh, left, and Mary Palmer listen.

Sister Maureen Finn talks about the area of Brazil where she serves, as Sisters Karen Cavanaugh, left, and Mary Palmer listen.

Sister Janet Lander, on the staff of Manna House, worked throughout the monthlong institute to provide whatever assistance the participants needed.

Sister Janet Lander, on the staff of Manna House, worked throughout the monthlong institute to provide whatever assistance the participants needed.

Sister Janet Speth of the Toronto congregation was one of the international sisters who agreed to a videotaped interview; she was also an articulate commentator throughout the month.

Sister Janet Speth of the Toronto congregation was one of the international sisters who agreed to a videotaped interview; she was also an articulate commentator throughout the month.


Posing for a snapshot taken by Sister Judy Teufel are, left to right, Sister Sara Kane, Sarah Jenkins and Sister Dennis McFadden. Enjoying the moment — or waiting their turn — are Sister Katie OShea, at left, and Sister Donna Otter, at right.

Posing for a snapshot taken by Sister Judy Teufel are, left to right, Sister Sara Kane, Sarah Jenkins and Sister Dennis McFadden. Enjoying the moment — or waiting their turn — are Sister Katie O'Shea, at left, and Sister Donna Otter, at right.


Sister Marcia Allen shares an anecdote about a man who asked her to bless his car.

Sister Marcia Allen shares an anecdote about a man who asked her to bless his car.

Sister Bette Moslander enjoys a question about spirituality and the early Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Bette Moslander enjoys a question about spirituality and the early Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Karen Cavanagh listens intently during a presentation on spirituality.

Sister Karen Cavanagh listens intently during a presentation on spirituality.

Sister Joann Heinritz asks a question about the early Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Joann Heinritz asks a question about the early Sisters of St. Joseph.

Sister Marcia Allen relaxes as she speaks to the group on the last afternoon of the institute.

Sister Marcia Allen relaxes as she speaks to the group on the last afternoon of the institute.

Sister Bette Moslander offers a few final thoughts before the closing ceremony.

Sister Bette Moslander offers a few final thoughts before the closing ceremony.

Sister Jayne Helmlinger discusses the assessment from her small group at the end of the month.

Sister Jayne Helmlinger discusses the assessment from her small group at the end of the month.

Sister Connie Kennedy, left, looks on as Sister Barbara Czyrnik reads from her small groups assessment of the Bearers institute.

Sister Connie Kennedy, left, looks on as Sister Barbara Czyrnik reads from her small group's assessment of the Bearers institute.

The closing ceremony focused on sharing bread among all the participants.

The closing ceremony focused on sharing bread among all the participants.

Sister Marian Tung takes part in the bread-sharing ceremony.

Sister Marian Tung takes part in the bread-sharing ceremony.

Sister MaryAnne Huepper adds her personal appreciation to the assessment of her small group.

Sister MaryAnne Huepper adds her personal appreciation to the assessment of her small group.

Many thanks to Sister Natalie Cain for allowing us to reproduce here the song she wrote during the 2009 Bearers of the Traditions institute.

Many thanks to Sister Natalie Cain for allowing us to reproduce here the song she wrote during the 2009 Bearers of the Traditions institute.

Comments

17 Responses to “PHOTO GALLERY: Bearers of the Traditions — 4”

  1. Maureen Finn on August 22nd, 2009 9:05 am

    Hi Sara and all from the Bearers of the Tradition Institute, Just returned to my home in Brazil last night and today am getting into emails, etc. How great to see such wonderful fotos and remember so many wonderful new friends, now scattered to the four corners of the world.
    As I left NYC, I was picked up by Connie, Carol and Karen and we went to lunch together near the JFK airport, then Connie drove to a great beach and we walked the shore… I even got to take my shoes off and walk in the Atlantic waters just minutes before taking off! What a great send off, not my usual 5 hour wait in the airport.
    With many great memories of our days in Kansas. and abraços from Brasil, Maureen Finn

  2. Celia DuRea on August 16th, 2009 2:49 pm

    Thanks Sara for the photos. Each time I see them, my spirit rejoices and gives thanks for our time together, and my spirit is renewed.
    Many blessings, Celia

  3. Ingrid Honore-Lallande on August 11th, 2009 10:38 am

    Sarah, believe it or not, I’m just getting around to viewing these photo galleries. These photos bring back great memories. Hearing about the last days from others, looks like everyone had a great time. And I’m surely glad to see your cheerful face among us. Thanks for putting this together. Blessings! Ingrid

  4. Judy Teufel on August 8th, 2009 8:19 am

    Sarah, you have captured our spirit all through Bearers. What a wonderful way to bring back our good memories. I have sent you 2 pictures that you may want to incliude of yourself!! Hope you will. Thanks again. Judy

  5. Barbara Czyrnik on August 3rd, 2009 11:31 am

    Thank you so much Sarah for the photos. I am not one to take pictures so they are appreciated all the more!!! Barb

  6. Mary Palmer on July 28th, 2009 7:39 am

    Ouch! I spelled Palmer wrong in the first email.
    I do know I am Mary Palmer and not Mary Palamer (lo siento!)

  7. Mary Palamer on July 28th, 2009 7:37 am

    Wow! What a great gallery of memories you provided from the month of “Bearers” – Thank you! Not to let you off the hook, I sent a few photos of you to Jean so you could add the face behind the photos – don’t be shy! All my sisters loved your “Messenger” edition about the month and other events from Concordia. Well done! Take care – miss you and all the group. I’ll remember you on Thursday at noon.
    Love and hugs, Mary

  8. Laura Bufano on July 24th, 2009 10:16 pm

    What an awesome gift you have given us in these photo galleries. This is the first opportunity I’ve had to look at them. They are truly a treasure. You captured us in such wonderfully alive moments and I can feel the energy as I look at them. My heart is overflowing with gratitude for the grace upon grace of the experience of “Bearers” and all these photo galleries are a precious reminder. Thank you!!!!

  9. Maria Alejandra Ortiz on July 24th, 2009 10:37 am

    Sarah! thank you for this pictures that help me to re-live all this wonderful days and the compromise I got with my self, God and our neighbors….God Bless you

  10. Pat McLennon on July 24th, 2009 7:57 am

    Sarah…thank you for such a wonderful Bearer’s story through pictures and comments. You really keep us up to date through the web and the paper.

  11. Jeanette Wasinger on July 23rd, 2009 6:24 pm

    I just decided to check in and guess what I found! Sarah, the pictures are wonderful … I am so glad to read the comments, too. Thank you again and again … and to the Manna Community, Staff and participants … hats off!

    Sarah, I think the lastest MESSENGER is full of good news, wonderful pictures and great stories. How can I keep from dancing?

    Jeanette

  12. Natalie Cain on July 23rd, 2009 5:59 pm

    Sarah, Sarah, Sarah!
    Your wonderful pictures and comments help us all to re-live a very specaiial time in our lives. These are truly treasures. Thank you for using your gift of communication so generously and lovingly.
    Peace to all,
    Natalie

  13. Martha Thomas on July 23rd, 2009 1:43 pm

    Dear Sarah,
    You are wonderful, as a photographer you seems to remain emptied of self and self visage also. Thank you so much for your hard work which keeps us conected even after we left Manna house. May God bless you.

  14. Karen on July 23rd, 2009 8:27 am

    Again these are great!!!!! Am I able to save these to “MY FAVORITES”?

    They bring back memories of unforgetable and blessed days

    Thank You, Sarah

    Karen

  15. Marian Tung on July 23rd, 2009 12:46 am

    Sarah,

    Thank you again for all that you captured of our Institute, what a grand job you did! I really appreciated your great inquiries and your pictures say so much about those who presented and those who participated in this program. Mahalo and blessings on you, Marian

  16. Helen Mick on July 22nd, 2009 12:35 pm

    Sarah, thank you so much for posting all these wonderful pictures! Seeing them gives us a taste of how really great that program is. We have been so mindful of you all.

  17. Bette Moslander on July 22nd, 2009 9:38 am

    Sarah, thanks for a wonderful show. You certainly caught the spirit of the Bearers of Tradition program. The photos catch the joy and the spirit of it all and will keep it fresh in our memories. Thanks.

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