On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, priests from the Diocese of Covington gathered at St. Joseph Heights for their quarterly Priest Education Day. This day long program brings together priests from the diocese for an opportunity to interact, discuss, and learn about various matters pertaining to the church.
The Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, designated 2012 as the “Year of Women Religious.” On the invitation of Bishop Foys, five Superiors representing the religious communities in the Diocese of Covington: Sisters of Notre Dame (Sister Marla Monahan), Congregation of Divine Providence (Sister Frances Moore), Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery (Sister Mary Catherine Wenstrup) and Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker (Mother Christina Murray) gave presentations about their community’s rich heritage, identity and charism, mission of ministry, and their governance structure.
Each Sister spoke about 30 minutes and gave wonderful illustrations of how their communities have impacted the world through their local and international ministries. The morning presentations concluded with a question and answer session.
Bishop Foys addressed the group later and thanked the five Superiors for their presentations and for enlightening and teaching the priests facts that many may not have known about with the various congregations. Bishop Foys went on to say, “I publically want to thank the Sisters for all they have done in the past, and for all they continue to do, and with God’s grace and God’s providence all they do in the future”. Bishop Foys ended the morning session by telling fellow priests “The Sisters need our support and deserve our support and our thanks and always our love, and so thank you Sisters.”