Serviam Alive Today
Sister Karen Schwane writes from her volunteering with the migrants pouring into San Antonio:
“It is something else at the bus station these days. Thank God for the City pitching in; people are getting prepared food to eat. They are showing up from Dilley, as usual but also Eagle Pass, McAllen, Del Rio. I was busy every minute today. The only chance to sit was making the bus schedule with parents. There used to be time and volunteers to take those who wished to the park or to see the cathedral. Now that is impossible. My coordinator told me that 220 stayed in the church overnight, last night.”
The news clip below will give you some more details about the needs in San Antonio right now in May 2019.
San Antonio Migrant Report
Six-year-old Kimberly Gabriela Carcamo waits outside San Antonio’s resource center with her father, Santos Gabriel Carcamo, 58. They’re from Honduras.
Migrants make their way between the Greyhound Station and the San Antonio Resource Center. The center, which opened March 30, provides humanitarian help to the mostly Central American migrants.
Standing Against Racism
Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Delaware is proud to introduce you to one of their students, Whitney Grinnge-Cassidy whose Youth Ted talk will renew your faith in the next generation having the values and skills to make positive changes in our world. Whitney has already had an impact in here school and challenges all of us to ACTION. Click the link to below and see for yourself.
Why Microaggressions Aren’t So Micro
Religious Women Making a Difference
Each year the week before Thanksgiving, Sisters from all over the country, along with their friends and families come to New Orleans to help rebuild a city now in the 13th year of the projected 20-year recovery.
Skilled on-site supervisors teach volunteers everything they need to know. No construction experience necessary. Sisters of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
Help rebuild for families still struggling to return home 13 years after Katrina. Help address the housing crisis left in Katrina’s wake by transforming abandoned and blighted lots into affordable homes for first time home buyers.
The people of New Orleans need your help! Come volunteer and let this city welcome you the way only New Orleans can!!!
To register visit: hhtp://sbp.formstack/forms/nunsbuild
For more information visit: abpusa.org/events/nuns-build
“Go throughout these grey days as bearers of glad tidings,” (Bonhoeffer) was the theme of a mini-convocation held on October 18 at Mariandale, Ossining, New York, sponsored by ROAR. We came together to pause, reflect, and take new steps “along life’s spiral, opening to fresh possibilities for people and the planet.” Ursulines have been active in ROAR (Religious Organizations Along the River) from its beginnings in 1996.
The organization is a network of religious congregations and organizations concerned with the sustainable and regenerative use of land in the Hudson Valley Bioregion. Jackie da Silvia, Alrie Giordano, Ellie Shea, and Mary Sullivan the mini convocation.
Nuns on the Bus
The “Nuns on the Bus Tax Justice Truth Tour” on its way to Mar-A-Lago rolled into St. Louis on October 17th. Eight Ursulines of the Central province (Rita Ann Bregenhorn, Adele Brennan, Maria Teresa de Illano, Mary Ann Dooling, Diane Fulgenzi, Jean Hopman, Peggy Moore, Madonna O’Hara) attended the packed rally held at St. Alphonsus Liguori (the Rock) Church. The purpose of the bus tour this year is to raise consciousness about the effects of the tax policy which was recently passed by Congress and how it will impact Americans. Network devised a visual presentation that helped people realize the divide in economic wealth that is only growing wider each day. The impact of this individualistic policy will erode many Federal programs that so many families rely on for help. We were encouraged to speak up and stay engaged. Some ways to do that could be by contacting our representatives/senators, or simply talking together in families or neighborhoods. We were urged to remember the first three words of the Constitution: “We the people.” As we left the rally we were each able to sign our names on the bus.