Angels Build Bridges

15th Annual Women’s Day of Reflection held May 5 at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Munhall, Pa.

The 15th annual Women’s Day of Reflection was held May 5 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa.

This year’s theme — “Angels Build Bridges” — was discussed through three presentationsd to help women grow in their spirutuality.

The event, sponsored by the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchial Office of Religious Education, also included a luncheon, vendors and a bountiful basket auction with proceeds donated to local women’s shelters.

The day’s speakers included: Samantha Scholl, 26, who works as a unit secretary and patient care technician in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Mercy Hospital. A member of TRIO (Transplant Recipients International organization), she has received two heart transplants and a kidney transplant.

Three local Penn State University women were part of an eight-member team of engineering students from the Penn State University Chapter of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) who constructed a 200-foot suspended bridge in the Muhanga District in Rwanda, Africa. The bridge allows 8,500 people to have safe and easy access to healthcare, education and fulfilling journeys in Rwanda.

Sister Elise Mora, OSF is an experienced bilingual educator, pastoral associate, crisis intervention professional and immigration counselor with more than 40 years of experience in traditional and non-traditional settings.