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REMARKABLE WOMEN

JANICE VANDERNECK, CSJ

Sr. Janice's life work is helping Latino Families. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Bedan, Pennsylvania, and is founding director of Casa San Jose, a small Pittsburgh organization that "advocates for and empowers Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency," according to its mission statement online.

Congratulations on your good work, Sr. Janice!

SISTER PAULA GONZALEZ

Environmentalists are mourning the death of Charity Sister Paula Gonzalez, a Cincinnati nun who spent the last 45 years of her life advocating for renewable energy. Widely known as "the solar nun," Gonzalez, 83, died July 31. It is probably no surprise that "Paula died on a SUN-day," reflected Canadian Charity Sr. Maureen Wild, spokesperson for the organization Sisters of Earth.

SISTER MADONNA BUDER

The latest commerical from the Nike "Unlimited" campaign, which aired during this year's Olympics in Rio, features IRONMAN triathlon competitor Sr. Madonna Buder, a member of the Sisters of Christian Community who is known as the "Iron Nun." According to a post from Nike News, Buder, 86, has completed more than 40 IRONMAN races. Congratulations, Madonna!

MARIA DE LOURDES RUIZ SCAPERLANDA

Maria de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda, a writer in the Catholic press since 1982, received the 2016 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award is the highest honor given by the association. Scaperlanda has worked for more than 30 years in the Oklahoma City archdiocese. Congratulations, Maria!