Special Edition: A Historic Meeting in Los Angeles
On Monday, May 2nd, 2022, the St. Anne’s Family Services team, under the leadership of Lorna Little (CEO and President), welcomed the Our Lady of Hope Provincial Council and the Felician Services, Inc., Board of Directors. In January 2021, the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Illinois, which had served as St. Anne’s sponsor for more than eight decades, transferred sponsorship to the Our Lady of Hope Province. Unfortunately, COVID delayed the initial in-person meeting of the Sponsor, the Member, and the newest ministry in the Felician family. Finally able to greet each other face-to-face, the Sisters, the Board, and the St. Anne’s team radiated with joy throughout this first delightful meeting. All guests met each other, toured the amazing social service agency that St. Anne’s is, and enjoyed some socializing.
S Jeremy Marie Midura (EVP Mission at FSI) began the day with a prayer service and commissioning to surround the St. Anne’s Family Services team with the charism of Blessed Mary Angela and the Felician Sisters. Members of the Felician Services Executive Leadership Team – SM Geralyn Mroczkowski (CEO), Terry Schweizer (President), and Janet McGuirk (EVP Finance and Senior Ministry Advisor for St. Anne’s) joined her. During the heart of the prayer service, S Judith Marie Kubicki (Provincial Minister) called the St. Anne’s team to the words of BL Mary Angela, and Lorna Little, CEO of St. Anne’s, later commented to all guests that the words resonated with her approach to leadership. Following the prayer service, leaders at St. Anne’s provided tours of the primary facility, guests got on a bus to take tours of other St. Anne’s locations, and guests then returned to the primary location for meetings followed by a celebratory dinner. Much gratitude to the amazing team at St. Anne’s! Deo Gratias!
If you would like to learn more about St. Anne’s, Lorna Little, and her leadership style, please watch this recently recorded webinar (scroll down the page).