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October 13, 2018
Annual SMP Associate Reception and Gathering:
Mass and Reception of Associate candidates, Murriel Wieland and Jacki Moser, will be held in the chapel at 4:00 pm, with meal to follow.
Associates and spouses are most welcome to join us in the festivities.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
This last week in St. Louis, Missouri, Sr. Suzanne Stahl and Sr. Elaine Lange marched with fellow members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in support of racial equality.
For more information on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious visit lcwr.org.
The Ignatian Retreat is steeped in the Gospels and is based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This is a silent retreat where one is able to meet Jesus in the experiences of Jesus’ own life.
Conferences and individual direction are part of the retreat.
February 8 – 10, 2019; Register by Feb. 1
May 3 – 5, 2019; Register by April 26
Suggested donation: $85
Participate with others in these retreats which are designed to assist a person who desires spiritual growth. The format for these retreats allows for small group gatherings which enable participants to converse on their prayer experiences and encounters with God.
Upcoming three-hour retreats:
“Listening With the Ear of Your Heart”
February 2, 2019 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
– Register by January 26, 2019
“Emptying Your Cup: Finding Peace Through Letting Go”
April 13, 2019 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
– Register by April 6, 2019
May 18, 2019 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
– Register by May 11, 2019
Suggested donation: $18
The theme of this year’s Women’s Retreat is “Tending One’s Soul: God’s Spiritual Garden.”
The imagery of a garden is used in various ways throughout scripture to speak of relationship with God, spiritual growth, and conversion. Jesus often used garden imagery to teach a gospel lesson. This retreat weekend will give participants time to cultivate the fruits of one’s own spiritual garden.
March 29 – 31, 2019
July 19 – 21, 2019
Suggested donation: $85
On July 1, 2018 Sister Marlyss Dionne and Sister Therese Celine Craven celebrated their 65th Jubilee. A festive Mass, planned by Sister Marlyss and Sister Therese Celine, was held in the Maryvale Chapel with their Religious Community.
In attendance was our Superior General, Sister Jacqueline Josse (pictured), and Sister Mary Jo Guivarch from France.
After Mass, the celebration continued with a delicious brunch and a sharing of memories by their Sisters in religion. Many cards, gifts, and good wishes were given to the celebrating Jubilarians.
On Friday June 8th Father Don Leiphon celebrated his 50th year of ordination into the priesthood. The celebration was held at Maryvale in the Sheyenne River Valley north of Valley City. where Father Leiphon serves as chaplain to the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation. The Mass was presided over by Most Rev. John T. Folda, Bishop, Diocese of Fargo.
Father Don Leiphon grew up on a farm near Devils Lake, ND. He graduated from Assumption Abby College in 1962 and St. John’s University in 1966. Father Leiphon was ordained June 8th 1968 at St. Joseph Church, Devils Lake, ND by Most Rev. Leo Dworschak. He received a Master’s Degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in 1984.
Father Leiphon served at parishes in Oakes, Cogswell, Langdon, Nekoma, Milton, Osnabrock. In 1973 Father Leiphon was named pastor of both Sacred Heart Parish in Orrin and St. Anselm’s Parish of Fulda, and later also Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Balta. In 1981, Father Leiphon was made Spiritual Director of Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo. In 1989, Father Leiphon took the position of Chaplin to the Carmelite Sisters at the Carmel of Mary Monastery, near Wahpeton, ND. In 2003 he became pastor St. Philip’s parish in Napoleon, ND. Today, Father Leiphon is Chaplain to the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation at Maryvale in Valley City, ND.
In attendance at the celebration was the Bishop of the Fargo Diocese, thirty priests, the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, and a large gathering of friends and family.