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Governor proclaims Catholic Sisters Week

Sisters from five communities were on hand at the Topeka Capitol on Feb. 20, where Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation that March 8-14 be declared Catholic Sisters Week in Kansas. From left are: Sisters Claudette Prevot, SSAF; Marie Simone Achille, SSAF; Judith Stephens, CSJ; Josie Mendoza, ASC; Rejane Cytacki, SCL; Amy Willcott, SCL; Judith Sutera, OSB; Diana Rawlings, ASC; and Melicia Singlus, SSAF. COURTESY PHOTO

TOPEKA — On Feb. 20, 10 Sisters from five communities in the area traveled to Topeka for a special meeting. Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation that March 8-14 be declared Catholic Sisters Week in the state of Kansas. The communities represented were Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) in Wichita, the Benedictine Sisters (OSB) in Atchison, the Sisters of Charity (SCL) of Leavenworth and the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ) of Concordia. The fifth community represented was the School Sisters of St. Francis (SSAF), three Sisters of which were visiting from Haiti.

For several years, the national professional organization Communicators for Women Religious has promoted Catholic Sisters Week, a time set aside to spotlight the ministries, achievements and contributions of Catholic Sisters in the United States.

This year, the communication professionals from the four Kansas communities decided to collaborate in their Catholic Sisters Week promotions with the guidance of the Catholic Sisters of Kansas board.

In addition to highlighting Gov. Kelly’s proclamation, the four communities plan to cross-promote each other’s communities through social media posts and websites.

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