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.