Monday, June 24, 2024
Concordia Sisters of St. Joseph

Concordia Sisters of St. Joseph

Loving God and neighbor without distinction: A pontifical institute of women religious of the Roman Catholic Church


Sister Teresa Rigel, in Concordia, Kan.

Concordia, Kan.

Sister Teresa works as a part-time librarian for both the Motherhouse and Manna House of Prayer and is a volunteer with Meadowlark Hospice serving the Concordia area. She has been with Meadowlark Hospice for about 10 years firmly believing in the spirituality and philosophy of hospice. She says, “It gives wonderful care to people with terminal illness!”

Sister Teresa opposes any killing of life including skunks and bugs. She has been active in protests against nuclear power sites.

In 1972 she was introduced to the Focolare Movement, whose spirituality of unity is approved by the Catholic Church. Believing in its mission, she joined the Movement. Its goal is one of striving for the Gospel mandate, “May they all be one” found in John’s Gospel, chapter 17. The Movement, originating in Trent, Italy, has given rise to a movement of spiritual and social renewal in 182 nations. The word “focolare” means “family fireside.”

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