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The Tears I Couldn’t Cry: Behind Convent Doors by Patricia Grueninger Beas-ley, pub. 2009, AuthorHouse, ISBN 9781438962900

Available at Amazon bookstore. Author’s memoir recounts her experiences as a Catholic Sister 1955–78. Author has MA in Religious Studies from Providence College in R.I. (1975).



SAN DAMIANO RETREAT, located 35 miles east of San Francisco, provides a premier location for those seeking retreat and vacation time in the Bay Area. At this Franciscan Retreat Center, you will find a peaceful environment for rest and renewal. Franciscan themed retreats are coming up: Br. Bill Short, OFM (Oct. 4–6, 2013) and Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF (Feb. 7–9, 2014). Our annual 5-Day Silent Contemplative Retreat (July 28–Aug. 2) with Fr. Dan Manger, OSB Cam, will be followed by a Silent Contemplative Weekend (Aug. 2–4) with Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, providing an opportunity for a week-long silent retreat stay. Private retreats with or without spiritual direction are available. Contact Kateri at [email protected]. We have meeting and retreat space mid-week for religious, non-profit, and secular groups. Contact Lisa at [email protected] or 925-837-9141. Check our website for information and for wonderful pictures of our center:


VP of Missions for Saint Joseph Hospital / Saint Joseph East / Saint Joseph Jessamine, part of KentuckyOne Health, Lexington, KY

This leader promotes the mission and core values and both shapes and supports the strategic goals of the organization.  Leadership is demonstrated through the integration of the elements of the Catholic identity into organizational operations.  Serves as the liaison with Catholic Health Initiatives’ national mission leadership and supports service on national working groups and through regular communication with the national group. This leader reports to SVP of Missions for Kentucky-One Health with dotted-line reporting to the presidents/administrators of respective facilities. Operationally responsible for Medical Ethics Committee and Advocacy; Chaplaincy Services; Mobile Health Services; Appalachian Outreach Services; Community Benefit Planning; Budgeting and Reporting; and the Healthy Communities Initiative.

Qualifications and requirements include: Must possess a working knowledge of health-care ethics and the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care Services. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Must possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills. Master’s degree in appropriate discipline such as Theology, Divinity, or health-related specialty required and at least ten years of experience in health-care leadership in mission integration. At least seven years of experience managing complex projects and supervising staff also required. Please apply online at, requisition 1300008282.

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