St. Patrick’s Parish in Macedon will launch its third season of Sharing His Ongoing Promise (S.H.O.P.) with a gallery showing of the artwork of Maryknoll Sister Marie Pierre Semler Sept. 17-18. A native of Chili, Monroe County, Sister Semler was born in 1901 and entered the Order of Maryknoll Sisters in 1925. She died in 1993 at the age of 92.
Sister Semler created more than 1,000 pieces of art in her lifetime, many of which were taken to mission locations throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. She also created illustrations for Maryknoll magazine and drew the sketch that formed the basis of the sculpture of Our Lady of Maryknoll that stands on the Maryknoll grounds.
Sister Semler’s works will be on display in the church hall Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. Mary and David Hoysic, Sister Semler’s grandnephew, will give a presentation about her life and art Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m., and her works will be on display from noon to 6 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Parish Evangelization Committee puts together the S.H.O.P program each year as a way to educate, update and motivate parishioners to know more about what it means to be a Catholic Christian in today’s complex society. For more information about the gallery showing or upcoming S.H.O.P. sessions, contact St. Patrick’s Parish at 315/986-5671.