Members of the 1960 Entrance Class from Pittsburgh and Nazareth spent a week together at Dunbar Retreat House in Dunbar, PA, July 1–8, 2010.
SCNs Ann Carol Mann, Barbara VonBokern, Connie Tarallo, Corrine Giel, Donna Marie Palya, Janice Downs, LaVerne Sihelnik, Lorena Fleischmann, Mary Anne Burkardt, Sarah Marie Geier, Sharen Baldy, and Therese Arru spent time together sharing culinary arts, telling stories, sharing memories of novitiate days and early mission experiences, laughing, crying, and enjoying the beauty of our ‘home’ there as well as other scenic attractions in the area.
Prayer times together added to the depth of sharing which helped everyone get to know one another in a very special way. The highlight of the time was visiting the Sisters at St. Louise convent — sharing a meal with them, having the ‘grand tour’ of their home, and then visiting the Sisters living in Lourdes Hall and Caritas Apartment.
We left tearfully and gratefully with a song in our hearts: “Ubi Caritas et amor — Ubit Caritas Deus ibi est!”