(center) with Associate Co-Directors, Sister Mary Rita Sayers, CSJ
, (left), and Leah Hinman.
From left, Sister Lenora Benda, CSJ, Ethel Szabo, and Sister Jeanne Gamache, CSJ.
On Sunday September 25th, the Nazareth Congregation celebrated the commitment of new associate Ethel Szabo during the Annual Associate Retreat held at Nazareth Center September 23-25, 2011.
Ethel an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practioner worked many years at St. John Oakland Hospital where she met Sister Jeanne Gamache, CSJ, who guided, supported and helped her develop a new spirituality that allowed her to grow further in community with others.
While volunteering at the Cabrini Clinic she
met Sister Lenora Benda, CSJ
, and presently is following in her
footsteps as the Clinical Nurse Manager at Cabrini Clinic
Sister Mary Rita Sayers, CSJ
, mentored Ethel during her
During the retreat, associates listened to a pre-recorded message from Sister Carol Zinn, SSJ, and reflected on the Congregationâ€™s Generous Promises, and were challenged to live them out in witness to the Congregationâ€™s mission and charism.
Pease join us in congratulating and welcoming Ethel as our newest associate of the Congregation of St. Joseph.