Season 3; Episode 8Covenant Companion Relationshipwith Sisters of the Humility of Mary
In our latest episode, we are joined by Brenna Davis, Sr. Anne Victory, HM, and Sr. Cheryl Rose, HM to talk about the Covenant Companion Relationship through the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. This two-year formation process for lay people guides participants to take a vow of humility. We talk about how the idea arose and what it means to live the vow of humility in our daily lives. Brenna shares about her experience as a participant and Sr. Anne and Sr. Cheryl discuss the origin and continued evolution of this new way of being, including the new kinds of relationships that were formed between Sisters and lay partners.About the guests:Brenna Davis is the Director of Education for Justice and Environmental Initiatives at the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Breanna has been a participant of both the JOY: Just One Year program and the Covenant Companion Relationship. Brenna graduated from Boston College in 2010 with a B.A. in theology and Spanish. After graduation, she moved to Cleveland as a Jesuit Volunteer. Brenna has worked at Saint Martin de Porres, Cleveland’s Cristo Rey High School, as a theology teacher and cross country coach. She is a certified spiritual director, Cuyahoga County Master Recycler, and is a member of NCR’s EarthBeat Advisory Panel.Sr. Anne Victory is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Cleveland, Ohio and currently serves on their leadership team. She began her ministry in health care as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain. Sr. Anne served two terms on the HM Leadership Team from 2001 to 2009. She joined the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking as director of education, served until July 2021, and received the Bishop Amadeus Rappe Award from Ursuline College for her work with the Collaborative.Sr. Cheryl Rose is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Cleveland, Ohio. She served for 26 years as a high school educator, teaching chemistry, physics, theology, and prayer, as well as holding ministerial roles. She currently provides spiritual direction for individuals and groups, leads retreats, and is engaged in programming focused on spiritual growth and contemplation. Sr. Cheryl has co-led the year-long retreat, JOY: Just One Year, which offers women a one-year immersion in spiritual growth and formation, and she continues to provide virtual and in-person retreats during the pandemic.
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
Our lives are full…for some of us, jam-packed! Our schedules can get so hectic that we no longer feel we are in control of our lives.Enter, Mindfulness. We’ve all heard about the benefits of Mindfulness. And (if you’re reading this) you have probably already introduced some practices in your daily routine…whether you’ve stuck with them or not (no judgment).Day-to-day activities offer beautiful opportunities to infuse mindfulness into any moment. The simple practices discussed (and experienced) will breathe openness and awareness into your daily routine.Mindfulness Practices for Daily Life will offer easy ways to add simple practices to your day without feelings of overwhelm or judgment. Whether you already have Mindfulness Practices – or are among the Mindful-curious, this one-day event will breathe new life into your world!Together, we will explore the subtle shifts and awareness that come from bringing our deep attention to ordinary tasks. We will also delve into the power of mindfulness in community – and discuss how our coming together can unlock a pathway to the Kingdom Within.Cost: $85.00Includes: Lunch, program and refreshments
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