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Friday, September 30, 2011

Provincials Meet in Paris

Sisters Juliana (West Indies), Yvonne (France),
Marie Lucie (St. Pierre & Miguelon),
Maria da Esperança (General Councillor) and Cecilia (Brazil)

Twelve Provincial Superiors from the Provinces of France/Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and Great Britain, Portugal, Reunion, West Indies, Antilles/Guyane, Seychelles/Tanzania, the South Pacific, Brazil, St. Pierre & Miquelon and USA and Canada, along with the Generalate leadership team, met at the Motherhouse in Paris from September 22 to September 29. The common threads bringing these Provincials together are the issues of diminishing numbers, an aging membership and a lack of vocations. See the next issue of Cluny Connections under Cluny News at

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering Sister Gisele Menos

Sister Gisele Menos, a Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny, went peacefully to God at Heatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport Rhode Island, on September 10, 2011. Born in Port au Prince, Haiti, November 29, 1928, Sister Gisele entered religious life on March 17, 1951 and made her first vows on September 12, 1953. After teaching for seven years in Haiti, Sister Gisele was missioned to the Province of USA and Canada and served for four years in California after which she served the people of Rhode Island for forty-seven years. Sister was the Director of Religious Education at St. Peter Parish, West Warwick after which she was Director of Religious Education at St. Michael's Parish in Swansea. During the last ten years, Sister Gisele served as the Religious Resource person for Cluny School in Newport, Rhode Island. After all her years of service, may she now rest in peace.