Cabrini High School Alumna Named Louisiana Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Angelle Bourgeois, current assistant principal of Allemands Elementary School and former teacher of Norco Elementary School, was announced as the 2021 Louisiana Elementary School Teacher of the Year at the 14th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Awards Gala.
In partnership with Dream Teachers and the Louisiana Association of Principals, the Louisiana Department of Education annually recognizes and celebrates some of the state’s most exceptional educators through the Teacher and Principal of the Year programs. These programs provide an opportunity to acknowledge teachers and leaders who are making exceptional gains with students.
In a communication with Yvonne Hrapmann, Cabrini High School Principal, Bourgeois, a proud alumna of Cabrini High School, Class of 2005, wrote, “I promoted Cabrini and the outstanding Catholic school education I received in the two interviews I gave this weekend. I am so proud to be a graduate of Cabrini High School which helped prepare for my successes in college, career, and in life.”
~ submitted by Yvonne Hrapmann, Principal, Cabrini High School
The CLM Corner
Last week, an occasional feature in The Update made its debut…The CLM Corner. The CLM Corner will provide periodic updates on the Cabrini Lay Missionaries of the Guadalupe Province and their ministerial works.
Cabrini Lay Missionaries (CLMs) are women and men, single or married, who come from different cultures, backgrounds, professions and economic situations. They are called and invited by Jesus to live the special charism of Mother Cabrini.
The CLMs in the Guadalupe Province currently live in California, Washington State, New Jersey and New York. All are involved in different ministries and volunteer services. Through their witness and example, they are spreading the charism of Mother Cabrini.
~ submitted by Lorraine Campanelli, CLM Director
From the Guadalupe Province Vocation Team…
Rooted in God, Sent on Mission is the current workshop being presented via Zoom by Sr. Mary Pat Garvin, RSM, PhD. The workshop series provides an opportunity for vocation and formation ministers to explore topics directly related to the accompaniment of women and men discerning religious life. One hundred consecrated religious and order priests representing ten nations are participating in the workshop which will be held on one Monday each month from September to December. Participating on behalf of the Missionary Sisters are Sr. Patricia Godoy, MSC, Sr. Genet Henok, MSC, Sr. Lucy Panettieri, MSC and Nancy Costello.
Each month a different topic will be explored. September’s workshop held this past Monday addressed Emotional Intelligence/Affective Maturity: Bedrock of Interculturality. In October, the topic will be Sexual Integration: The Capacity for Fruitful Celibate Living. The session in November will explore Formative Conversations: The Heart of the Formative Journey. The concluding workshop in December will address Maximizing Ministry Experiences in Initial Formation.
In seeing so many congregations represented it’s affirming to know that so many are serving as instruments of God’s call in the world.
~ submitted by Nancy Costello, Guadalupe Province Vocation Team
We thanks Guadalupe newsletter for these articles