Days of Reflection


“Blessed Miriam Teresa: Her Life, Spirituality and Miracles”
Sanctity in New Jersey? One of New Jersey’s own was recently beatified by Pope Francis. Her life and message stressed the indwelling of the Holy Trinity in each person and the universal call to holiness. Teresa Demjanovich was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, in 1901. After attending Bayonne public schools, 

Teresa entered the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, New Jersey and graduated in 1923.

In 1925, she entered the Sisters of Charity at Convent Station. After profession of vows as a Sister of Charity, Teresa died in Saint Elizabeth Hospital, New Jersey, in 1927. She was 26 years of age. Because of her saintly life, her spiritual writings and the favors received through her intercession with God, the Sisters of Charity petitioned Rome for permission to open her Cause for Beatification and Canonization. Miriam Teresa was beatified on October 4th, 2014, in Sacred Heart Basilica, Newark, NJ.

This day will offer the opportunity to learn about Sister Miriam Teresa’s life and spirituality. We will be invited to grow in our own spiritual journey through opening ourselves more deeply to our baptismal call to holiness, and to dwell within the heart of the Trinity.

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 10:00am -12Noon

Presenter: Diane Collesano, SC, has served in Secondary Education as a teacher and principal. With a profound interest in ecological theology, she pursued graduate studies in systematic theology. She currently teaches in the Theology Department of the College of Saint Elizabeth, offering courses in Spirituality, Christian Ethics and Ecology and Faith.

Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth: $15.00
Members of Other Congregations and Laity: $25.00
Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposit: $10.00

Registration Due: July 15th, 2015.


“The Camino De Santiago”
Bonnie Lynch had the privilege of walking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain.  The concept of “pilgrim" had long intrigued and attracted her, so when the opportunity presented itself, she embraced it. The Camino embraced and changed her - and continues to do so. This multi-media presentation will focus on the opportunities and challenges Bonnie experienced when walking the Way of St. James, including: historical and religious significance of the “pilgrim passport" and certificate, a typical day on
the trail, and Mass at Cathedral of St. James in Santiago de Compostela on the Feast of St. James.  

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00am - 12Noon

Presenter: Dr. Bonnie Lynch, a Seton Associate, has been a university professor, administrator, and strategic academic planning consultant at public and private colleges and universities. In 1992, Bonnie was named Professor of the Year in Higher Education by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education [CASE]. Bonnie volunteers at Trinity Episcopal Church soup kitchen in Bethlehem, PA.

Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth:
Early Registration Postmarked by September 10: $15.00
Registration Postmarked after September 10: $25.00

Early Registration Postmarked by September 10: $25.00
Registration Postmarked after September 10: $35.00
Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposit: $10.00

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