Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters

Season 3, Ep. 8: Covenant Companion Relationship with Brenna Davis, Sr. Anne Victory, HM, and Sr. Cheryl Rose, HM

October 26, 2022 Season 3 Episode 8
Season 3, Ep. 8: Covenant Companion Relationship with Brenna Davis, Sr. Anne Victory, HM, and Sr. Cheryl Rose, HM
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Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters
Season 3, Ep. 8: Covenant Companion Relationship with Brenna Davis, Sr. Anne Victory, HM, and Sr. Cheryl Rose, HM
Oct 26, 2022 Season 3 Episode 8

For our October episode, we are joined by Brenna Davis, Sr. Anne Victory, and Sr. Cheryl Rose to talk about the Covenant Companion Relationship, a 2-year formation process for lay people through the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in which participants take a vow of humility. We talk about how the idea came to be and what it means to live the vow of humility in our daily lives. Brenna shares about her experience as a participant and Sr. Anne and Sr. Cheryl, both members of the Sisters of Humility of Mary, discuss the origin and continued evolution of this new way of being, including the new kinds of relationships that were formed between Sisters and lay partners. 

Brenna Davis is the Director of Education for Justice and Environmental Initiatives at the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Breanna has been a participant of both the JOY: Just One Year program and the Covenant Companion Relationship through the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in which she took a vow of humility. Originally from Tennessee, Brenna graduated from Boston College in 2010 with a B.A. in theology and Spanish. After graduation, she moved to Cleveland as a Jesuit Volunteer. At the end of her JV year, Brenna began working at Saint Martin de Porres, Cleveland’s Cristo Rey High School, as a theology teacher and cross country coach. She is a certified spiritual director, Cuyahoga County Master Recycler, and is a member of NCR’s EarthBeat Advisory Panel.

Sr. Anne Victory is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Cleveland, Ohio and currently serves on their leadership team. She began her ministry in healthcare as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain. Sr. Anne served as an instructor in the practical nursing school at St. Joseph, as well as serving in  administrative roles. She has served the HM Community as the director of ministry and community life development. Sr. Anne served two terms on the HM Leadership Team from 2001 to 2009. She then joined the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking as director of education, where she served until July 2021. In 2019, she received the Bishop Amadeus Rappe Award from Ursuline College, Cleveland for her work with the Collaborative. 

Sr. Cheryl Rose is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Cleveland, Ohio. She served for 26 years as a high school educator, teaching chemistry, physics, theology, and prayer, as well as holding ministerial roles. She currently provides spiritual direction for individuals and groups, leads retreats, and is engaged in programming focused on spiritual growth and contemplation. Sr. Cheryl has co-led the year-long retreat, JOY: Just One Year, which offers women a one-year immersion in spiritual growth and formation, and she continues to provide virtual and in-person retreats during the pandemic.

Links:

1. To learn more about the Covenant Companion Relationship, contact Sr. Cheryl Rose, HM or Sr. Anne Victory, HM, visit https://www.humilityofmary.org/join-us/covenant-companions/ 

2. To learn more about the JOY: Just One Year program, a one year immersion in spiritual growth and formation for women, visit https://www.humilityofmary.org/join-us/just-one-year-joy/ 

Tags: #CatholicSisters #Humility #Community #Sistersofthehumilityofmary #GenerativeSpirits 

Show Notes

For our October episode, we are joined by Brenna Davis, Sr. Anne Victory, and Sr. Cheryl Rose to talk about the Covenant Companion Relationship, a 2-year formation process for lay people through the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in which participants take a vow of humility. We talk about how the idea came to be and what it means to live the vow of humility in our daily lives. Brenna shares about her experience as a participant and Sr. Anne and Sr. Cheryl, both members of the Sisters of Humility of Mary, discuss the origin and continued evolution of this new way of being, including the new kinds of relationships that were formed between Sisters and lay partners. 

Brenna Davis is the Director of Education for Justice and Environmental Initiatives at the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Breanna has been a participant of both the JOY: Just One Year program and the Covenant Companion Relationship through the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in which she took a vow of humility. Originally from Tennessee, Brenna graduated from Boston College in 2010 with a B.A. in theology and Spanish. After graduation, she moved to Cleveland as a Jesuit Volunteer. At the end of her JV year, Brenna began working at Saint Martin de Porres, Cleveland’s Cristo Rey High School, as a theology teacher and cross country coach. She is a certified spiritual director, Cuyahoga County Master Recycler, and is a member of NCR’s EarthBeat Advisory Panel.

Sr. Anne Victory is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Cleveland, Ohio and currently serves on their leadership team. She began her ministry in healthcare as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain. Sr. Anne served as an instructor in the practical nursing school at St. Joseph, as well as serving in  administrative roles. She has served the HM Community as the director of ministry and community life development. Sr. Anne served two terms on the HM Leadership Team from 2001 to 2009. She then joined the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking as director of education, where she served until July 2021. In 2019, she received the Bishop Amadeus Rappe Award from Ursuline College, Cleveland for her work with the Collaborative. 

Sr. Cheryl Rose is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Cleveland, Ohio. She served for 26 years as a high school educator, teaching chemistry, physics, theology, and prayer, as well as holding ministerial roles. She currently provides spiritual direction for individuals and groups, leads retreats, and is engaged in programming focused on spiritual growth and contemplation. Sr. Cheryl has co-led the year-long retreat, JOY: Just One Year, which offers women a one-year immersion in spiritual growth and formation, and she continues to provide virtual and in-person retreats during the pandemic.

Links:

1. To learn more about the Covenant Companion Relationship, contact Sr. Cheryl Rose, HM or Sr. Anne Victory, HM, visit https://www.humilityofmary.org/join-us/covenant-companions/ 

2. To learn more about the JOY: Just One Year program, a one year immersion in spiritual growth and formation for women, visit https://www.humilityofmary.org/join-us/just-one-year-joy/ 

Tags: #CatholicSisters #Humility #Community #Sistersofthehumilityofmary #GenerativeSpirits