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The Most Reverend Thomas J. Welsh, D.D, J.C.D.

Bishop of Allentown

Our Founding Bishop and Spiritual Guide

1921-2009

Rest in Peace


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Sister Joan Noreen, OLME

Our Founder and Spiritual Guide

 

Consecrated by the Most Reverend Thomas J. Welsh

Pentecost Sunday,

June 4, 1995

Education

MA - Formative Spirituality, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

MA - Religious Studies/Sacred Scripture, Saint Charles School of Religious Studies, Overbrook, PA, and Catholic University of America

Certification in Advanced Studies in Mariology, University of Dayton, International Marian Center, Dayton, Ohio

BS - Education, Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill, PA

BS – Music and Music Education, Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill, PA

 

Apostolic Experience

1978 to present:  Co-Founder (with The Most Reverend Thomas J. Welsh) and Director Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist, a Public Association of Christ’s Faithful established for the spiritual formation of the laity with lay communities for  men and women in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Newark and the Dioceses of Arlington and Allentown

1999 to present:  EWTN presenter of the Eucharistic Journey Series

1973 –78:  Assistant Director of the National Shrine Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Introduced, administered and facilitated Eucharistic, devotional, and spiritual formation programming to daily life of Shrine and made it available to visiting dioceses throughout the nation, to high school and college age youth, and to communities in consecrated life. 

Established and facilitated programming with Catholic University of America and the Shrine 

1969 – 73:  Director of Religious Education, Diocese of Arlington (then Diocese of Richmond)

 

Papers     

Seminar: The Art and Discipline of Spiritual Direction, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Conference: The Role of Mary in Spiritual Formation, International Mariological Society, headquartered in England,

presented in Washington, DC

Seminar: Liturgy: a Catechesis, Saint Charles School of Religious Studies, Overbrook, PA

Seminar: Actualization of Vital Human Strengths, Institute of Human and Spiritual Formation, Canada

 

Multi - Media  publications   

2016: Eucharistic Journey to Fatima in honor of the Centennial Celebration of the Apparitions at Fatima – Beginning Easter Sunday 2016 and Concluding  Christmas Day 2017 

Eucharistic Journey with Saint John Paul II

Eucharistic Journey with Pope Benedict XVI

Eucharistic Virtue of Hope:  In Hope We Are Saved

Three Women of the Eucharist: Saint Faustina; Saint Jeanne Jugan; Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Eucharistic Journey with Father Alfred Delp

Eucharistic Journey for the New Evangelization

EWTN: Eucharist Journey Series (airing annually since 1999) 

International Theological Institute (ITI), Vienna, Austria, Faith and Leadership Forum: At the invitation of the Director of ITI, Alexander Pachtareyhofen, participated in the Faith and Leadership Forum, September 5 – 11, 2010.  His Eminence, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, opened the special lecture series with a leadership analysis from the perspective of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. 

 

Academic/Professional Interests

Role of the Eucharist in the Renewal of the Church and the Culture

Classical Catholic Spirituality and the Development of the Human Person

Classical Catholic Spirituality and Culture

Catholic Laity: Spiritual Formation and Preparedness for Evangelization

 

Consecrated Life

Profession of Perpetual Vows, 1963 as a Sister of Saint Joseph, Chestnut Hill, PA

Consecration in the Canonical Order of Consecrated Virgins, Diocese of Allentown, PA 1995

 

Audio files available to stream on Sister’s Eucharistic Journey EWTN Conferences

A Eucharistic Journey Download