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WEST HARTFORD – Sister Sally M. Hodgdon, superior general of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery, who served in the Archdiocese of Hartford for years, was elected vice president of the International Union of Superiors General on May 9 in Rome.
She will serve with Sister Carmen Sammut, the Maltese superior general of the Missionaries of Our Lady of Africa, who was elected president.
The sisters’ group, which includes the superiors of some 1,900 religious orders of women, had its triennial assembly in Rome this week. Pope Francis had a private audience with the group on May 8. The group’s total membership is about 700,000 sisters around the world.
Weronika Zatorska, a sixth grader at Sacred Heart School in New Britain, displays her winning entry in a contest choosing the cover of the New Britain Symphony’s Young People’s Concert program. The concert, titled “What Music Means to Me,” took place April 10 at Welte Hall on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.. The concert was dedicated to the children and adults who died on Dec. 14 in Newtown. (Photo submitted)
Members of the New Haven Comitium (supervising body) of the Legion of Mary from six towns in Connecticut gathered April 14 at St. Monica Church in Northford to renew their annual consecration to the Blessed Mother. Arranging the altar in honor of Our Lady are Deacon Louis Fusco, who provided the homily for the ceremony, left, and members from St. Mary Parish in Milford, Jordan Smith, Augustina Vogen and Fran Sudusky, right. (Photo by Mary Chalupsky)
HARTFORD – Father Christopher M. Tiano has been appointed director of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Religious Education and Evangelization, formerly known as the Office of Religious Education.
The name change reflects Archbishop Henry Mansell’s desire to incorporate evangelization into the agency’s mission to be able to affect not only the present-day Catholics and future generations, but also Catholics who are not currently practicing their religion.