September 15, 2012

Online Symposium on Consecrated Life

Fourth Session - October 14, 2012, 2pm ET

Karen Rose, OSB

Charism: Yesterday, Today and Forever

Charism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Using oral histories of sisters entering a Benedictine monastery in the early 20th century and interview data from women entering in the last 30 years, the paper will compare and contrast the call to religious life in the pre- and post-Vatican II eras. Discussion will focus on the lessons to be learned as we move into the future.

Sr. Karen entered religious life in 2007. A British citizen, she has a BA/MA in philosophy and theology from Oxford University. She holds an MSc in social anthropology, PhD in palliative care and has researched extensively on social aspects of health care. Currently, her research interest is in applying the lens of social science to the study of history.

Sr. Juliet Mousseau teaches theology at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, MO.

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September 05, 2012

All Social Security Payments to Come Electronically

In August, anyone who gets Social Security retirement or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits by mail should have received a notice with their monthly check that emphasized the need to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013.  If any of your community members are not receiving their Social Security or SSI payments electronically, they need to switch to electronic payments ahead of the deadline. If they don’t make the switch, they may see an interruption of benefits come March.