A Message from Sister Catherine Meinert, SC
Our images of “home” are usually very strong within us. Sometimes it is as much a heart space as an actual geographical area that we call home.
Mother Aloysia Lowe looked for a home for her sisters when they began to outgrow the convent in Altoona that was their original home. Sister Electa Boyle records in her history: “Mother Aloysia determined to acquire as a site for the new motherhouse a country location of some extent, so that the sisters might have the benefit of the pure air and the freedom of the country life after the arduous work of the school year.” (Mother Seton’s Sister of Charity in Western Pennsylvania, p. 93)
Now we have moved our motherhouse across the hillsides to a beautiful spot which still gives us a bird’s eye view of our beloved “hill.” The stories of the early pioneers who carried stones to build the road, used boxes for furniture, and shared one wash basin are a far cry from the beauty that surrounds us, but the spirit remains the same.
All are welcome in this house!
Sister Catherine Meinert, SC