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Edition No. 86 — December 19, 2018 
Sister Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML
2019 Nelson H. Brooks Award
Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ , DML, was recently selected as the 2019 recipient of the Nelson H. Brooks Award for her distinguished service and leadership in the foreign language teaching profession.

Sister Mary Helen, a professor of French and Russian at Chestnut Hill College, was selected as the recipient of the Nelson H. Brooks Award by the Board of Directors of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL). The annual award recognizes world language professionals for longstanding and exceptional service and leadership. Established in 1968, the award was later renamed in 1978 in honor of Nelson H. Brooks of Yale University. NECTFL will present the award to Sister Mary Helen in February. 

“Above and beyond her prestigious scholarship for over fifty years and all the excellence she demonstrates and inspires on campus, Sister Mary Helen Kashuba has been tireless in advancing, improving and promoting the teaching of foreign languages, literature and culture in regional, national and international professional circles,” said  Sister Cecelia J. Cavanaugh, SSJ.  Ph.D., dean of undergraduate studies at the College. 

“I can say with confidence that I and so many members of our institution, congregation and profession have all set our professional and personal standards by Sister Mary Helen,” Sister Cecelia said. “Our lives, our teaching, our students, our college and our professional societies are better for it.”
St. Joseph Village
20th Anniversary Celebration
Honoring Sister Jane O. Small SSJ
St. Joseph Village in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania is an affordable housing site sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The mission is to provide a safe environment, fostering a spirit of independence and community. Inspired by Christian principles and the example of Saint Joseph, residents reach out in service and hospitality to one another and to the broader community.

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, residents, current and former staff members and Sisters of Saint Joseph gathered to celebrate the 20 th  Anniversary of St. Joseph Village. 

Two original residents, Pauline French and Charlotte Starner were in attendance for this special evening of remembering and enjoying each other’s company. 

Sister Vicki Staub SSJ , Housing Manager, led the tribute and thanks to Sister Jane Small SSJ , who served for over 21 years, initially as the manager, and currently the maintenance manager, with oversight for the three senior housing units in McSherrystown.
Pictured from left: Jane Small SSJ and Vicki Staub SSJ
“Tonight, I invite all of you to join me in honoring Sister Jane,” Vicki began.“Her dedication, commitment, and humble service to everyone here at St. Joseph Village over the past 20 years is more than outstanding. In so many ways she  is  St. Joseph Village. May she continue to live her life completely dependent upon Jesus, whose Spirit liberates her to a radical sense of Mission through the rhythm of contemplation and courageous 
action...

Jane, our appreciation to you, can hardly be put into words, so let us try with a song...”

Love that's freely given, wants to freely be received
All the love you poured on us can hardly be believed
And all that we can offer you is THANKS
All that we can offer you is THANKS
Pictured from left: Pauline French and Charlotte Starner
Photos courtesy Jean Laurich SSJ
"Rooted in the mission of Christ, ours is the same mission which continually unfolds in the Church, 'That all may be one as you, Father, are in me, and I in you. I pray that they may be one in us.' (Jn 17:21)."
                                        — SSJ Constitutions #17
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