Sisters Miriam Nohemí Arizpe Paredes, CSC (second from left), Amy Lynn Cavender, CSC, and Eva Mary (Hooker), CSC (right), with Loyola University President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD (left), at the reception following Sister Miriam’s induction into the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities.

Sister recognized for scholarship and service 

Sister Miriam Nohemí Arizpe Paredes, CSC, was received into Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, on Sunday, October 24, 2017, at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. The society recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service. Alpha Sigma Nu is a unique society in that it seeks to identify the most promising students of Jesuit colleges and universities who demonstrate an intelligent appreciation of Jesuit ideals. Selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors awarded on a Jesuit campus. Sister Nohemí was nominated by the university's Institute of Pastoral Studies.

“I appreciate being a member of a society whose purpose is to encourage its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others, and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education,” said Sister Nohemí. As Sisters of the Holy Cross, we have a deep connection not only with Ignatian spirituality, but also we have similar values and principles. Being welcomed to this honorable society allows me to have another community that supports me in continuing my mission that is God's mission. Being received into Alpha Sigma Nu gives me the opportunity to be in touch and work with other people that, like my Congregation, are striving to bring about God's kingdom on Earth.”

Members of her local community, Sisters Amy Cavender, CSC, and Eva Mary (Hooker), CSC, both from Saint Mary’s College, attended the ceremony. Sister Miriam is working towards a master’s degree in health care mission leadership and expects to graduate in May 2018. “I am being prepared to develop, enhance, cultivate, and protect the Catholic identity and mission of healthcare institutions,” she explained.  

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