“Volunteers are …..” Fill in the blank. How you finish that sentence probably reflects experiences you’ve had of either being a volunteer, or relying on them. In the years before I became a Missionary Servant, I had a normal day job, but on nights and weekends, I was having epic adventures. I was a “Big […]


Porch Party

Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor parties. Our Motherhouse property in Northeast Philadelphia has a beautiful extended porch and large yard where our sisters recently gathered for a cookout. Sisters enjoyed catching up with one another as they shared a meal of Summertime favorites during this annual “Porch Party” event.         […]


African Adventure

Sr. Beth Henken, MSBT accompanied Anne Trufant, MCA to Nairobi, Kenya earlier this year. As a member of our lay branch, the Missionary Cenacle Apostolate, Anne shares in our charism’s call to “be a power for good”.  Anne and her husband, David, established the charitable organization Change Lives Now back in 2007 to support the […]


Save the Child

I remember Mrs. Sorensen. She was an ordinary housewife, a member of the small church my family attended, and most importantly to me, she was my Fifth Grade Sunday School Teacher. Mrs. Sorensen’s job was to teach us about Jesus, and although she was no scholar, she dove into her duty with a simple and […]


Missionaries in Mexico

Recently, seven young adults from Philadelphia arrived in Mexico City. They came from the South Philly parish of St. Thomas Aquinas. From the moment these missionaries arrived, I noticed that they came with the desire to encounter our culture, to share their faith, and with a real desire to share their gifts. They brought only […]


Jubilee 2017

This past weekend, we had a big party! Every year, we gather at our Motherhouse to celebrate the special anniversaries of our Sisters. This year’s Jubilarians are: Celebrating 70 Years Sister Anita Marie DaCosta & Sister Aileen Doroles McGrath  Celebrating 60 Years Sister Theresa Ahern & Sister Jeanne Margaret Denny  Celebrating 50 Years Sister Sylvia […]