Sacred Heart senior girls focus on ‘forgiveness’

March 26, 2009 by

Ashley Laas, left, explains why she moved from the agree side to the disagree side in an exercise about when forgiveness is possible, as part of a March 26 retreat.

Ashley Laas, left, explains why she moved from the "agree" side to the "disagree" side in an exercise about when forgiveness is possible, as part of a March 26 retreat.

Two dozen senior girls from Sacred Heart High School in Salina are spending the day at the Motherhouse in Concordia, at an annual retreat that this year has the theme of “forgiveness.”

Maureen Mikinski defends her position during the mornings forgiveness barometer.

Maureen Mikinski defends her position during the morning's "forgiveness barometer."

Sister Anna Marie Broxterman, vocations director for the Sisters of St. Joseph, organized the event for the Catholic teenagers, with assistance from Sister Jean Rosemarynoski. Also on hand were Sacred Heart teachers Janette Gilchrist and Sister Polly Kukala.

The day was designed to allow the girls to reflect on important ethical and moral issues, while also giving them a “day trip” away from their classrooms as they near graduation (scheduled for May 10) and the chance to meet a wide variety of the sisters in the Kansas-based order.

The 24 senior girls join the sisters at the Motherhouse for dinner March 26.

The 24 senior girls join the sisters at the Motherhouse for dinner March 26.

Senior boys, meanwhile, have a daylong retreat with the Capuchin Fathers in Victoria, Kan.

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5 Responses to “Sacred Heart senior girls focus on ‘forgiveness’”

  1. Jeanette Wasinger, csj on April 5th, 2009 1:02 pm

    Congratulations on the Sacred Heart Senior Girls Retreat. Thank you to the vocation team, and Polly, you have created an atmosphere of depth for these young women.

    Yes, I like “FAITH WORKS” as a name for the Initiates.
    Jeanette

  2. Bette Moslander on April 3rd, 2009 10:15 am

    I have heard such good reports on the Senior girls from Sacred Heart Highschool as well as on the retreat itself. Thanks to the vocation team for a work well accomplished and yes!

  3. Bette Moslander on April 3rd, 2009 10:14 am

    I have heard such good reports on the Senior girls from Sacred Heart Highschool as well as on the retreat itself. Thanks to the vocation team for a work well accomplished and yes! I like Faith Works! very much for the Initiatives. Bette

  4. Carm Thibault on April 2nd, 2009 6:56 pm

    Esther and I heard first hand from Polly about this day for the Senior girls. It seems they love this day at the Motherhouse – and wish it could be longer! Thanks to all you planners!

    Faith Works! Marcia, this might be just the name for the Initiatives. Both are needed: faith and work! My first response to your question……

  5. marcia Allen on April 2nd, 2009 2:17 pm

    This looks like it was a really meaningful event. Thanks Anna Marie, Polly and everyone else who helped make it real. I’m thinking that a good name for the Initiatives is “Faith Works!” What do the rest of you think?

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