“I myself will go with you”

Homily at profession of Sr. Wafaa Shehata NDS

Readings of the Bible: Psalm 139 Exodus 33-12-23 Luke 5:1-11 We are celebrating this solemn profession of Sr Wafaa on the eve of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. This gives our celebration even greater solemnity, as it sets it within the context of the Church. The step that you are taking today, Wafaa, ... Read more...

Bethlehem of Judah – Bethlehem of Galilee

A biblical necklace about the town of Jesus birth

In this Necklace we will use the three parts of the Covenant found in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Holy Writings. These three parts show well the unity and God’s fidelity to the Covenant with God’s People. In our Necklace we have the different stages in the history of Israel: In Genesis, from the ... Read more...

An egyptian sister’s final vows

Sr. Wafaa Shehata NDS from El Berba celebrates in Ecce Homo / Jerusalem

Sr. Wafaa Shehata NDS grew up in the village of El Berba in the diocese of Minya in Upper Egypt. During the time when Sr. Juliana and Sr. Darlene lived in Berba, she was the first young women finding her way to the congregation of “Notre Dame de Sion”. After her novitiate in Egypt accompanied ... Read more...

A Biblical “necklace” – what’s about?

Torah, Prophets and Holy Writtings show where the Project of God is visible

To make a necklace (harizah), a midrash says you must first know how to pierce a hole in a pearl, then how to use the proper thread in order to string together the pearls to one necklace. The aim of making a necklace, harizah, is to manifest the divine origin of the Torah and to ... Read more...

Guatemala reflection by Melinda

About a SION High School trip to Guatemala

It was a week like no other. So many facets of my life came together in one place, at the same time, connecting and coexisting in such a beautiful way. In March of this year I once again traveled with my husband to San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala. Our home parish, St. Thomas More, has been ... Read more...

Guatemala reflection by Sr. Alejandra and Sr. Clara

About a SION High School trip to Guatemala

We would like to take a moment to reflect on our trip in March to San Andrés Itzapa, Chimaltenango, to be with the delegation of Sion students from Kansas City. We feel truly grateful for the opportunity to have this experience. We feel that it has been a blessing to respond to the Spirit by ... Read more...

Guatemala reflection by Madisen Hane

About a SION High School trip to Guatemala

When I first heard about Sion’s trip to Guatemala, I was slightly skeptical. I was worried that there wouldn’t be a way for me to make the kind of impact that needed to be made in a community like the one that we were serving. San Andres Itzapa is so far removed from anything I ... Read more...