Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP, Leads a Retreat Morning

In early February, Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP, was invited by Sr. Maureen Kelley, OP, the Bishop's Delegate for Religious for the Diocese of Jacksonville, Florida, to lead a retreat morning for a gathering of women religious. The theme of the retreat was "Julian of Norwich: A Woman of Hope for Our Contemporary Journey." The program took place at the Diocesan Center in Jacksonville.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rich Answers: Joseph Colletti and Susan Cunningham

Correspondents for The Conference of Churches on their radio program, "Rich Answers" which airs every Sunday morning from 5:30-6:30 am on WRCH 100.5 FM.

Sr.Rosemarie recently interviewed Joseph Colletti of East Grandby, CT. Mr. Coletti, along with his wife, Louise, are the authors of the book, "Leaving a Spiritual Legacy: Writing a Spiritual Will." The book helps individuals in creating a Spiritual Will which provides people with opportunities to pass on to those they love their values, life wisdom, and experience. The Coletti's also facilitate programs on this topic. See

Sr. Jo-Ann(R) had the opportunity to interview Sister of St. Joseph Susan Cunningham (L). Sr. Susan is the new director of Jubilee House in Hartford which welcomes people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. As an adult learning center, the three principle program areas at Jubilee House are: 1) Refugee Assistance, 2)the Esperanza Academic Center, and 3) tuition free ESOL instruction. Jubilee House is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery. See

Monday, March 28, 2011

An Empty Vessel

The Tao is an empty vessel. It is used but never filled. (Tao te Ching)

(Glass work of Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Collection, Morean Art Center St.Petersburg, Florida)

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Love whispers



Nothing more need

be added

to the groan of the heart




-Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Lady with a Thousand Faces

Wisdom is not silent. She calls out at the crossroads of decision and
stands ready to guide you." Proverbs 8.

Collage of the retreat, " Lady Wisdom in the World's Religions" with Rabbi Rami Shapiro, March 11-13, 2011.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Earth Day: Preserving a Healthy Biosphere

The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters and clean air.

Earth Charter

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Designing the Fall 'Quest'

Sisters Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP and Rosemarie Greco, DW recently were part of the design team for the 2011 Fall Issue of Quest, a Scripture reflection booklet, published seasonally by the Small Christian Communities Pastoral Department of the Archdiocese of Hartford. See

Monday, March 14, 2011

Care for the Community of Life

Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.

Earth Charter, Principle 2

Monday, March 7, 2011

As Lent Begins

Walk in peace on your Lenten journey.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

In the Habit

Frequently, guests at Wisdom House ask about nuns’ habits. This video might assist in responding to this question. This documentary on nuns is being premiered at the Queens World Film Festival in NY this weekend, March 3-5. Titled “Question of Habit,” the documentary is narrated by Susan Sarandon and produced by filmmaker Bren Ortega Murphy, PhD.