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(From the Feb. 8, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Spokane Sister marks 70 years of Religious life
Sister Rosella Kreuzer, a Spokane native, celebrates 70 years as a School Sister of Notre Dame this year.

She holds degrees from Holy Names College and the University of Portland. She taught in several Spokane Diocese schools: St. Gall, Colton; St. Joseph, Spokane; Holy Family, Clarkston; and Holy Rosary, Chewelah.

She also worked as a librarian at Gonzaga University and at North American College, Rome.

Sister Rosella now lives at her community’s provincial house in Mankato, Minn.

Providence Sisters name communications director for Mother Joseph Province
The Mother Joseph Province of the Sisters of Providence — Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and El Salvador — has named Jennifer E. Roseman as Religious Community Director of Communications.

She formerly served as vice chancellor for institutional advancement at the Community Colleges of Spokane. She also has 19 years experience as a journalist.

Roseman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Spokane Public Library and board member of Casey Family Partners: Spokane and the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

Jesuit expert on immigration, refugees to lecture on global impact Feb. 26
Jesuit Father Richard Ryscavage, an international specialist on migration and refugees, will deliver a lecture titled “Refugees and Globalization: A Catholic Perspective,” at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in the Jepson Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Father Ryscavage also will present a survey of Catholic social and spiritual teachings on refugees and migration with a discussion on its special relevance in the age of globalization.

Since February l997, Father Ryscavage has served as the national director of the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and as secretary for Social and International Ministries at the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C.

From l994 until l997 he was the first Arrupe Tutor for the Refugee Studies Program at the University of Oxford, where he taught, researched and represented Oxford in various refugee and human rights symposia. Prior to Oxford, Father Ryscavage was the executive director of the Migration and Refugee Service of the U. S. Catholic Bishops Conference in Washington, D.C.

Father Ryscavage studied intercultural administration at the School for International Training in Vermont and international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers
Meals on Wheels, an interfaith charitable organization which provides in-home delivery of hot meals to low-income seniors, is in need of drivers for its regular rounds.

For information or to volunteer, call 456-6597 (downtown) or 924-6916 (Spokane Valley).

Bishop will visit correctional centers this year
Bishop Skylstad will visit correctional centers in the Spokane Area during 2001.

His visitation schedule for this spring includes:

  • Sunday, April 1: Airway Heights (Camp), 9:30 a.m.; Pine Lodge (Women), 12:30 p.m.; Pine Lodge (Men), 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 2: Airway Heights (MS), 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 4: Geiger Correctional Center, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 5: Martin Hall (Youth), Medical Lake, 3 p.m.
In October he will return to visit the facilities.

‘31 Club’ forms at cathedral
The Vocations Committee of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes has instituted a “31 Club.” Members sign up to attend a Mass on a specific day of the month, offering it for the support and increase of vocations to the priesthood and Religious life. Msgr. James Ribble, rector of the Cathedral, and Father Darrin Connall, Director of Vocations and rector of Bishop White Seminary, are advisors. Committee members are Don Kelly, Jim Merriman, Michael Byrne and Andrew Kelly.

Episcopal priest to lead multicultural ministry workshop at GU next month
A multicultural Workshop will be presented from March 29-31 at Gonzaga University by the Rev Eric H. Law.

Rev. Law is the Ministry and Congregational Development Officer of the Diocese of New Westminster of the Anglican Church of Canada. He has been a consultant and trainer in multicultural organization development helping educational, health care and religious institutions to deal with issues of cultural diversity for over 10 years.

He is the author of the books The Wolf Shall Dwell With the Lamb — A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community and The Bush Was Burning But Not Consumed - Developing a Multicultural Community through Dialogue and Liturgy. He is an Episcopal/Anglican priest, a photographer, a playwright and a composer of church music.

For credit, scholarship or additional information contact Stephen Hansen at Unity House Cultural Education Center: (509) 323-5760.

Registration will be $30.

Vietnamese Sister transfers vows to Providence community
Sister Anna Loan (Ann Nguyen Thi Loan), a graduate student at Gonzaga University, will transfer her vows and become a member of the Providence Sisters during a bilingual Mass on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Vietnamese Martyrs Church, 1230 E. Fir St. in Seattle. A reception will follow the 1 p.m. Mass.

The native of Vietnam was a member of the Presence and Life religious community in her homeland, where she taught various religious education classes. She is now working toward a master’s degree in spirituality.


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