Rob Judge, Executive Director of the Seton Shrine, Sr. Anne Marie Lamoureux, D.C., Maida Connor, Director of Donor Relations, and Tina Heffner, Executive Assistant, recently traveled to Evansville, IN to visit with the Sisters in Residence.
During an enjoyable two day visit, the Seton Shrine members gave a presentation to over fifty sisters on the latest news and updates at the Seton Shrine, including our living history programs, exhibits, worship programs, and exciting plans for the future, such as Mother Seton’s 200th anniversary of her death.
When Rob asked how many sisters have visited Emmitsburg, many hands flew in the air to share that not only have visited, but they have been docents in our Basilica.
The visit included wonderful hospitality, a lovely Mass in their beautiful chapel, and one-on-one visits with Sisters including Sr. Teresa Peck and Sr. Joan Ann Barrett. Sr. Joan (pictured right) displayed the colorful mats made from plastic bags that are given to the homeless. Inspired by this simple yet impactful project, the Emmitsburg chapter of Ladies of Charity have decided to consider this work this coming winter.
The Seton Shrine staff also had an opportunity to take Sr. Gertrude Levy out to dinner for her 100th birthday.
“Sr. Gertrude has been a great friend of the Seton Shrine for a long while and continues to work despite hitting this milestone year. Sr. Gertrude and the Sisters of Evansville are not only an inspiration to us all, but their vigor and devotion to Mother Seton’s legacy is truly encouraging,” Rob Judge shared upon his return.