On Monday, October 30, 2017, Sister Joyce Lehman sent a message to all CPPS Sisters. She wrote: “Dear Sisters, I am forwarding a note we received from Father Jeff Kirch, CPPS, and Secretary General for the Missionaries. Please read the invitation and decide if you feel inspired to participate in the venture. If you are so inspired, please let me know so that we don’t have 5 Sisters all writing on the same topic. We’re praying to the Holy Spirit that some will represent us well.”
The note from Father Jeff states: “The General Council of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood have decided to publish a new book on our shared Precious Blood Spirituality. We are envisioning a collection of essays written from a variety of perspectives on a variety of topics. In addition to welcoming submissions from the Missionaries, we also want to extend an invitation to the sister congregations with a shared Precious Blood charism to submit essays.”
In a later communication from Father Jeff, we learned that he would like to have all essays by March 15 and ideally would like to publish the book before December 2018. The General Council envisions essays of 2,000-3,000 words, approximately 6-8 pages, double-spaced. Father Jeff is responsible for the editing process, and the book will be published in English.
Thanks to all members of our Congregation who submitted the following articles:
Sister Jeanette Buehler: All Life Is Precious (Homicide Prayer Vigils)
Sister Marita Beumer: Precious Blood Spirituality as the Dynamic of Intercultural Ministry
Sister Martha Bertke: Precious Blood Spirituality and the Death Penalty
Sister Anne Schulz: Precious Blood Spirituality and Education