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SAA ARCS Lunch and Learn: Tabernacles of Memory - Congregational Archives: Rooting Us in the Past, Preparing Us For the Future

  • 1.  SAA ARCS Lunch and Learn: Tabernacles of Memory - Congregational Archives: Rooting Us in the Past, Preparing Us For the Future

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    Please join us for our upcoming Lunch and Learn: Tabernacles of Memory - Congregational Archives: Rooting Us in the Past, Preparing Us For the Future

    The preservation of congregational archives is integral to Catholic history and to future generations as written in the circular issued by the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church titled "The Pastoral Formation of Church Archives." This webinar will aid Leadership and Congregational Archivists in developing strategies to strengthen this relationship and to support the overall work in legacy planning and preservation.

    This webinar will be recorded. To receive the recording link, you must register in advance.

    Dec 14, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PcJublKIRqaoh5VOuzcuVQ


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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    Webinar Speakers

    Sr. Susan Durkin (Executive Director @Women Religious Archives Collaborative)

    Sr. Susan Durkin has been an Ursuline Sister of Cleveland for 35 years. Her ministries include elementary school teacher, Children's Program Director for an HIV/AIDS Ministry, Advancement Director and most recently two terms as her congregational President. During her tenure in Advancement and Congregational Leadership, Sr. Susan helped her congregation conduct a successful Capital Campaign and oversaw the construction of a new motherhouse and relocation of their corporate offices which included their congregation's archives. During this process she developed a greater understanding of what is involved in archival assessment, best practices and how a collection transitions to a new location. As a result of this experience and with concern for the long-term preservation of congregation collections, she is helping to establish a collaborative space to be located in Northeast Ohio.

    Sr. Ginger Downey (Chair, Board of Directors @Heritage and Research Center at Saint Mary's)

    Sr. Ginger Downey is a member of the congregation of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, commonly known as Victory Noll Sisters. She has just finished 10 years in congregational leadership and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Heritage and Research Center at Saint Mary's or HARC. Sr. Ginger is a native of Wyoming and has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Wyoming and a Master's degree in Theology, emphasis in Liturgical Studies, from St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota. She has served in parishes as Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Associate in Catechetics and Liturgy and as the Diocesan Director of Worship for the Diocese of Phoenix. Her last ministry before her election to leadership in 2012 was with Faith on Fire, an adult formation ministry, which she co-founded to provide faith formation for adults in theology and liturgy. During her time in Leadership Sr. Ginger was the liaison for archives.

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    Mary Grace Kosta
    Congregational Archivist
    Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada
    London ON
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